A MAN is in hospital with a serious head injury after he was assaulted last night.

Three men approached the man in his 50s outside the Playhouse theatre in Weston-super-Mare at around 10.30pm.

One of the men pushed him to the ground, where he hit his head and fell unconscious.

A police spokesperson said: “We’re appealing for witnesses after a man in his 50s was left with a serious head injury following an assault in Weston-super-Mare last night.

“The offender, who walked off in the direction of Boulevard/ Italian Gardens after the assault, is described as white and wearing a two-tone hoody with the hood up.

“The victim was subsequently taken to Musgrove Park Hospital by ambulance where he remains.”

Police are appealing for witnesses who were in the area and asking them to call 101 quoting the reference number 5220215041.