A MAN is in a serious condition in hospital after being punched unconscious outside a pub at Coffs Harbour.
The man was attacked outside a licensed premises on West High Street around 12.30am on Thursday.
Police were called to the scene and found the man lying unconscious on the street.
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He was treated by paramedics before being rushed to Coffs Harbour Health Campus with serious head injuries.
He remains in hospital, in a serious but stable condition, police said.
Detectives from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command are investigating the vicious assault.
Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation is urged to call Crime Stoppers.
You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.