A man's family have appealed for witnesses after he was left with a fractured skull while out to attend a Christmas party in Birmingham city centre.
Dave Baker, 52, from Solihull suffered a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain due to the attack in the middle of the road outside O Bar in Broad Street at around 3am on Sunday.
He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition this morning.
Four men were arrested - three aged 29 and one aged 26 – all have since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information should contact PC Leech on 101 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A group who robbed cash van drivers in Birmingham to pay for a lavish lifestyle of designer clothes and parties have been jailed for a combined total of 35 years.
Emmanuel Koryang, 22, Peter White, 25, and 19-year-old Lance Cotterell attacked five security guards in just over a month last summer, including a pub raid where they doused a customer in spirits and threatened to set him alight.
Places where the gang targeted drivers included Alexandra Theatre in Station Street, Broad Street's Cine World and the Edgbaston Tap pub.
The three men denied conspiracy to rob but were found guilty following a four-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court. Last Friday, Koryang and White were each given twelve year sentences while getaway driver Cotterell was handed an eleven year term.
A man has died after a car crash on Broad Street in Birmingham city centre in the early hours of this morning.
The 22 year-old man was killed in the collision outside Solomon Cutler pub at around 5.15am.
West Midlands Police says it is trying to trace a vehicle which left the scene of the crash.
The lower end of the street, from Paradise Circus to Gas Street, will be closed until around 11am.
The Detective Constable investigating the attack on Broad Street, Birmingham, where a man had his head repeatedly stamped on, has described the assault as 'the most sickening attack'.
Piara Purewal, 22, slammed his foot down 10 times on the back of an 18-year-old's head who had been knocked out cold.
Purewal, from Capstone Avenue in Hockley, who admitted wounding with intent to cause GBH last September, was today sentenced to seven years in prison.
A Birmingham man who repeatedly stamped on a teenager's head has been jailed for seven years.
Piara Purewal, 22, slammed his foot down 10 times on the back of an 18-year-old's head, who had been knocked out cold.
The pair had clashed in Broad Street in September 2012.
Police say the victim was left with a bleed on the brain, was in hospital for several days and at one stage feared he may lose sight in one eye.
Purewal, from Capstone Avenue in Hockley, admitted wounding with intent to cause GBH.
Police have cordoned off Broad Street in Wolverhampton after a 20-year-old man was assaulted in the early hours of this morning, just before 4am.
He was taken to hospital with serious head injuries.
A second man has been charged with assault after an attack where an 18 year-old was floored and stamped on the head during a night out on Broad Street in September.
The 22 year-old from Hockley was arrested yesterday on suspicion of attempted murder and has been charged with two counts of assault.
He will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow.