A man's in a serious condition after being bashed at Merewether.
Paramedics were called to Mitchell Street at 3:45am Sunday morning, following reports a man had been assaulted.
The 28 year old was treated at the scene before being taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition.
Police later arrested a 29 year old man at the hospital.
He's been charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm.