POLICE in Cirencester are appealing for information after a serious assault in the town centre over the weekend.

The incident happened outside Sports Direct in Cricklade Street between 3am and 3.45am on Saturday, April 19.

The victim, a 25-year-old man, was punched and kicked by another man in the attack.

He suffered a serious head injury, internal injuries and a facial injury and was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he remains for treatment.

The attacker is believed to have been involved in an assault earlier on the same evening outside HSBC in Cricklade Street.

Anyone who witnessed either assault or has any information should call 101, quoting incident 58 of April 19.

A 20-year-old man from Stranraer was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in connection with the case and has been bailed to attend Cheltenham police station on today, Thursday, pending further inquiries.