Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured in an assault in the early hours of Saturday morning (August 6.)

At around 1.30am, a man was seriously assaulted on Church Street, Wombwell. He sustained head injuries and is in a critical condition at Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.

It is believed that the assault was carried out by a white male, in his early 20s, approximately 6ft tall, slim build with short brown hair. He was believed to be wearing a light coloured t-shirt at the time of the incident and came from the direction of the Royal Oak Public House.

DCI Sean Middleton of South Yorkshire police said: “This is a serious assault. We know that there were quite a few people on Church Street around the time of the assault. If you were on Church Street, I would urge you to contact us as you may have vital information that will help with our investigation.”

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact South Yorkshire Police on 0114 2202020 ask for Barnsley Intelligence and quote BX number: BX /98 /2011.