A man arrested by police investigating a serious assault in Coleraine on Sunday has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
The 48-year-old had been detained suspected of grievous bodily harm with intent.
The male victim, who is 52, was taken to hospital following the incident in the New Market Street area of the town shortly before 8pm.
Yesterday his condition was described as “critical but stable”.
The scene of the attack was sealed off for several hours.