Investigations are underway after a 46 year old man was seriously assaulted during a violent disturbance in Wellington on Saturday night.
Police attended the scene on Walker Crescent at around 10pm and were confronted with a number of people fighting in the street with some armed with sticks.
It is alleged the man was injured during the melee after being hit on the head with a piece of timber, which caused a laceration.
It has been confirmed that the man suffered a fracture to his skull.
He was taken to Dubbo Base Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.