A man has been left seriously injured after a “violent physical attack” outside a nightclub in Greenock.
The 20-year-old was assaulted at around 2.55am on Sunday in front of Word Up on Dalrymple Street.
He was taken Inverclyde Royal Hospital for treatment to serious injuries.
Officers are reviewing CCTV from the area.
Detectives are appealing to the public for information and have described a single male suspect as being in his early 20s, wearing a dark jumper, light trousers and white trainers.
They said they are particularly keen to speak with taxi drivers and those who were at the club.
Detective inspector Nikki Wake of CID said: “The man sustained a violent physical attack, which resulted in him being treated for serious injuries in hospital.
“Our enquiries into the assault are ongoing and we are carrying out a review of CCTV.
“The male suspect is described as being early 20s, wearing a dark jumper, light trousers and white trainers.
“We are keen to talk to anyone who may have been in the area around the time of this incident to get in touch with us. I would particularly appeal to taxi drivers or those who attended the club to come forward if you witnessed the assault.
“Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident number 0623 of Sunday, June 19, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”