A man in his 20s sustained a fractured skull during a serious assault in the Beechmount Parade area of west Belfast on Boxing Day.
Detectives in Woodbourne are appealing for information following the street incident which took place before 6am on December 26.
Detective Sergeant Melanie McGrory said the victim of the assault has been “unable to give a description of the person or persons involved (in the assault) at this time or if a weapon was used.”
“Following medical attention at hospital the man was found to have suffered a fractured skull,” she added.
“I am appealing to anyone with any information about this incident to contact CID at Woodbourne on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”