A man has spent the night in Gold Coast University Hospital after being attacked in Coolangatta.
The 27-year-old was walking along Griffith Street around 11.30pm on Friday when he became involved in an altercation with a group including two men and a woman.
During a scuffle he was knocked out.
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The group then ran off.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of head injuries.
Investigators are appealing for any witnesses who may have been on Griffith Street at around 11:30pm to contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.