A young man has suffered serious head injuries in a bashing in Newcastle over the weekend.
The 20 year old was walking along King Street at around 11:40pm Saturday night, when he got into an altercation with a man in a white Holden Commodore.
The suspect got out of the car and punched the victim in the face, causing him to fall and hit his head on the ground.
The attacker then got a glass bottle out of his car and threatened bystanders.
Police say he ran off before officers arrived.
The victim remains in a serious condition in John Hunter Hospital.