A MAN was seriously injured at a pub in Stroud during New Year’s Eve celebrations.

The incident happened just before 11pm, and the Queen Vic in Gloucester Street was then closed before the new year could be welcomed in.

A police spokesperson confirmed that three police units responded to the incident at the Stroud pub, and the popular venue was closed while emergency crews attended to the local man and took statements from witnesses.

Pam Thom, who has been landlady at The Queen Vic for the last two decades, praised her customers, security staff and the emergency services for their response to the incident which is understood to have taken place on the dancefloor of the pub.

"We are grateful to our security staff, the police and the ambulance crew for their quick and professional response to last night's incident," Pam said.

"We'd also like to thank our customers for the sensitive and respectful way they handled the situation as the emergency services did their job."

Although the local man's condition is believed to be stable, due to the significance of the injuries he sustained, the police Criminal Investigation Department are involved.

The police are no longer at the scene but the pub will remain closed on New Year's Day, as it traditionally does.

Gloucestershire police are expected to release a full statement this morning, this article will be updated when more details are available.