A Manchester reveller is fighting for his life after a serious assault at a Northern Quarter pub left him with a traumatic brain injury.
The 29-year-old victim was at Millstone pub, Northern Quarter, drinking with friends before being attacked by a group outside the pub.
The man was hit in the face and fell to the ground where he banged his head on the floor – his brother, 26, ran to his help but was kicked and punched and lost one of his teeth.
Detective Sergeant Liam Boden, from North Manchester CID, said: "We are doing everything we can to find out what exactly happened and we’re interested in hearing from anybody who saw or knows something that might be relevant to our investigation."
He added: “We all have a responsibility to ensure that a night out is a good experience and does not escalate into drunken violence that compromises people’s safety.
“We want people to enjoy the vibrant nightlife in Greater Manchester, but to do it responsibly, and avoid trouble by walking away.”
The victim is being treated in hospital for a traumatic head injury and his condition is serious, but stable.
The male offender is described as white, aged between 25 and 30-years-old with short shaved hair, wearing a white t-shirt.
Police are now appealing to anyone who witnessed the assault or has information about what happened to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to call North Manchester CID on 0161 856 3918 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.