A reveller was left in hospital with serious injuries after being attacked in a Sunderland bar just minutes into 2016.
The 20-year-old man was assaulted in Liberty Brown, in Hylton Retail Park, at around 12.30am.
He was approached by another man and was punched in the head. The injured man was taken to hospital where his condition was described as serious but stable.
Police said the bar would have been busy with party goers at the time and they are urging anyone who was there celebrating the New Year to contact them..
Anyone with any information can contact police on 101 quoting reference 118 010116 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.