A man was left fighting for his life in hospital after being seriously assaulted in Birmingham city centre.
The assault happened at 3.45pm on Friday in the Minories shopping arcade, near the Square Peg pub, off Upper Bull Street
There were unconfirmed rumours that the man had been attacked with a weapon.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “He has been taken to hospital where he is in a critical condition. His injuries are considered life threatening.”
Upper Bull Street, which is a major hub for buses travelling to the north side of the city, was closed by police after the attack.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact Steelhouse Lane CID on 08451135000.