Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted at a licensed premise in Newcastle yesterday.
At about 7pm, a 31-year-old man was at a licensed premise on Darby Street, Cooks Hill, with a group of friends, when they were approached and spoken to by a group of unknown men.
Police have been told the man was slapped and punched in the face by one of the unknown men, causing him to fall and lose consciousness.
The other members of the groups were then involved in a fight before security intervened.
Emergency services were called, and the 31-year-old man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to John Hunter Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and commenced an investigation.
Detectives would like to speak to two men who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
They are both described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 25-35 years old, of muscular build, average height, with neck tattoos. One was wearing a white t-shirt and the other was wearing a green short-sleeved shirt.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Newcastle Police on 02 4929 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.