The family of a 19-year-old man assaulted in Aberystwyth have said he's "desperately ill".

Police have issued a fresh appeal for information after Ifan Richards Owens was allegedly assaulted in High Street, on Sunday morning.

Ifan is a kind and gentle person, and we have been overwhelmed with messages of support from family, friends, as well as Ifan’s school friends, teachers, university friends, and sports teams, who are all sending their best wishes for Ifan, who is desperately ill following this incident in Aberystwyth.

Family Statement

The investigation in to the events leading to Mr Owens’ injuries, leaving him in hospital in a critical condition, is ongoing and we continue to appeal for witnesses. We know a man administered first aid to Mr Owens before emergency services arrived, and we are continuing the appeal for him to come forward as he could give us information important to the case.

DCI Anthony Evans, Dyfed-Powys Police

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.