Police are appealing for public assistance with their investigation into the assault of a man at Coolangatta early this morning.
The incident occurred outside a bar on Marine Parade around 12.10am.
The man had been involved in a scuffle with another man and staff, when a group of people moved past and he was struck in the face by a stranger.
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The man, a 32-year-old from Coolangatta, was taken to hospital for treatment of serious facial injuries.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.