Police are investigating the circumstances leading up to the hospitalisation of a woman in Tweed Heads.
The woman was walking home from a licensed venue in Wharf Street on Sunday night, before a man approached her.
She then went to a house in Enid Street, before being found with serious head injuries later in the evening.
The woman is in a serious condition at Tweed Hospital.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.