From Devon & Cornwall Police:
Police are appealing for information following an assault in St Ives in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 1 January) which has left a man in a critical condition in hospital.
The victim, aged in his 20s, was assaulted by another male and suffered a serious head injury at around 1 am on The Terrace.
He has been taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth where he is currently in a critical but stable condition.
Officers are appealing for information to identify the suspect, who is described as being around 6ft tall, aged in his early- to mid-20s, with short, dark hair and facial stubble or a beard.
He was wearing a distinctive pink and yellow floral print Hawaiian shirt, which was unbuttoned over a white t-shirt.
The man is said to be of a fit appearance with wide shoulders. He was in the company of two other men who walked off in the direction of Carbis Bay following the assault.
Detective Inspector Glenn Willcocks said: “Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area who witnessed the assault.
“Specifically, we would like to speak to the man wearing the Hawaiian shirt or two friends he was in company with on New Year’s Eve.”
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting log number 336 of 1 January 2020.
Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org