A man has been left seriously injured after being attacked outside a fast food premises in Glasgow city centre in the early hours of the morning.
The 33-year-old was found badly hurt near the kebab shop on Sauchiehall Street at its junction with Holland Street at around 4.30am on Saturday.
Emergency services attended and he was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment to head and facial injuries.
Medical staff have described his injuries as serious and police are now appealing for information as they look to establish the circumstances of the incident.
Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time who might have information to help trace those responsible.
In particular they are keen to speak to the occupants of a white Skoda saloon taxi that was parked nearby.
Detective Constable Graham Nicolson said: “We know there were a number of people around at the time this assault happened, either walking, waiting for a taxi or attending takeaways.
“I would ask anyone who saw anything that could help with our investigation to get in touch.
“The man who was assaulted was wearing quite distinctive clothing including light-coloured chino trousers, a red checked shirt, a black jacket and black trainers with a white sole.
“He is of Asian appearance with black hair and a black beard and of slim build. I am asking anyone who might have seen him, including before he was assaulted, to please get in touch.
“In addition I am asking anyone who was driving at the time in the area and who might have dash-cam footage that could assist with our investigation to also make contact with us.”