A MAN from Barnsley is in hospital with a fractured skull and bleed on the brain after he was attacked on a night out.
The 40-year-old was one of three men assaulted by a gang of men who ran riot through Swindon, Wiltshire, in the early hours of Sunday.
He was rushed to Great Western Hospital, where he remains.
DC Alan Mills, one of the officers investigating the series of attacks, said a group of about 10 men, described as black and Asian, are being sought.
Three local men, all aged 25, have been arrested and bailed pending further inquiries.
Acting Detective Sergeant Becky Smart, who is leading the investigation, said: “This was a nasty series of attacks that we believe may be linked at this stage.“