Two men have been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent after an alleged assault on a man in Belfast, police said.
Police said the incident took place in the Gordon Street area of the city in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Detective Sergeant Adam Ruston said a man in his 30s was attacked close to licensed premises shortly after 1.30am.
The man suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital.
The men, aged 39 and 33, were charged on Sunday morning.
They are due before Belfast Magistrates' Court on Monday.