Man critical after assault in Nottingham city centre

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being assaulted in Nottingham city centre.

Police said the man was injured after being punched and knocked to the ground in the Old Market Square at about 0015 GMT on Sunday.

He was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre where he has undergone emergency surgery for a head injury.

The area was cordoned off including part of the tram line which affected tram services.

Detectives investigating the incident have appealed for anyone who saw an argument or fight near the tram lines between midnight and 0020 GMT to contact them.

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