A MAN was left with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain after he was assaulted in Bicester early yesterday morning.
Thames Valley Police has appealed for witnesses after the 29-year-old was assaulted by another man in Market Square.
The victim was floored by a kick to the stomach before being punched in the head.
He was taken to the Horton Hospital in Banbury with a cut to the back of his head, but was later transferred to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where he was found to have a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain.
Police say he is in a stable condition and his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Anyone with information should contact Det Con Louise Heffernan on 08458 505505.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing GBH with intent, and has been bailed until January 6.