Man left unconscious after serious assault near harbour
Police were called to the scene in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, on Wednesday night.
A man has been left unconscious and seriously injured after an attack near a harbour in Aberdeenshire.
Emergency services were called to Stonehaven at around 7pm on Wednesday following reports of an incident.
The man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where a Police Scotland spokesman said on Wednesday night he remained unconscious.
Officers urged people to stay away from a stretch of the High Street between Dunnottar Avenue down to the harbour.
It was closed off while inquiries are made.
A spokesman for the force said: "The area has been closed off by police to allow for enquiries to be carried out into a serious incident whereby a male was injured during an assault."
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident has been urged to phone 101 and quote incident 3601 of May 16.