A MAN is in an induced coma following an assault that took place in a bar on Wellington Street in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The 28-year-old was with friends in Digital when for reasons unknown, both he and one of his friends were attacked by a man at approximately 1.50am.

He was knocked unconscious as a result of the attack and remains in hospital in an induced coma but in a stable condition.

His 30-year-old friend sustained injuries to his face.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have been in the bar at the time or who witnessed the assault to contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 103 of October 11.