A man is in intensive care after he was assaulted outside a nightclub in Sunderland.
The attack happened on Vine Place near Ttonic nightclub at around 2am on Thursday 12th April.
The man, 48, was taken to hospital with a head injury and is currently in a critical condition at the RVI, Newcastle, following surgery.
A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm, and is currently being interviewed by police.
Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward.