A PUB landlord spent a night in hospital after being attacked by a yob outside his pub.

Darren Webster, 43, of the Black Bull, Stairfoot, suffered a cut to his eye which needed stitches after the incident last Saturday night.

"There were three youths outside and I heard a bit of an argument," Darren said. "I went to watch what was going on, just to make sure there was no trouble.

"Suddenly, one of them came up and smacked me in the face."

He said the pub rarely had any trouble and hoped the incident wouldn't put people off from coming in.

The group fled before the police arrived.