A man remains in hospital following an assault in the early hours of the morning in Coffs Harbour.
Police are investigating after they were called to West High Street about 12:30am, with reports a man was unconscious outside a licensed premise.
Police were told by witnesses that the man had been punched by another man before he fled the area.
The man was taken to Coffs Harbours Health Campus with injuries to his head. He remains in a serious but stable condition.
Detectives from Coffs Clarence Local Area Command established a crime scene and have commenced investigations into the incident.
Anyone with information is being urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.