A 30-year-old Leyland man is suffering serious head injuries after being assaulted outside a nightclub.
The incident happened at around 5am on Friday, March 16, when the victim left Loft Nightclub on Glovers Court in Preston.
Police said he engaged in conversation with people outside the club when he was pushed and punched about the head and body by several offenders.
He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he continues to receive treatment for serious head injuries.
DC Geoffrey Wade from Preston CID said: “This appears to be unprovoked and particularly violent assault on a man enjoying a night out.
“The incident has taken place on a street which was fairly busy at the time with people either making their way home or changing venues.
“I would urge anybody that witnessed this assault or with any information that could assist us with our investigation to come forward and contact police.”
Anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101.