Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Scarborough which left a man with serious head injuries.
On Saturday at about 11pm, the victim was with his girlfriend outside the Royal Hotel, St Nicholas Street, having a cigarette, when they were approached by a man.
The suspect assaulted the victim before making off on foot and subsequently being arrested by officers.
The victim was initially admitted to Scarborough Hospital but has since been transferred to Hull Royal Infirmary with serious head injuries.
PC Mike Holden, of Scarborough Police, said: "I am urging any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time, and may have seen what happened, to come forward."
Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police by dialling 101. Select option 2 and ask for PC Mike Holden or the Scarborough Investigation Hub. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote reference number 12160052902 when passing information.
The suspect, a man in his twenties, has been released on bail pending further enquiries.