An investigation is underway after a man was found injured in Nottingham city centre.
The 21-year-old was found in Long Row at 01.45 this morning (Sunday 11 November 2012). Police say he had been violently assaulted.
The man is in a critical condition at the Queen's Medical Centre.
Long Row has been closed from its junction with High Street to the Council House, while forensic examinations are carried out.
Nottinghamshire Police want to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault.