A 24-year-old man has sustained serious, potentially life-changing head injuries in a city centre attack in Exeter.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
They say the attack occurred in South Street outside Z Cars/Taxis and Costcutter at around 2am on Sunday, December 8.
The victim also suffered a broken jaw in the assault.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101 quoting crime reference number, CR/110277/19.