Yamba man in critical condition in hospital after assault

A YAMBA man remains in a critical condition at Gold Coast Hospital following a serious assault near the Yamba Shores Tavern in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police are looking for further witnesses to the assault which allegedly occured after an altercation between two groups at 12.45am on Saturday on The Mainbrace, Yamba.

Acting Inspector Dallas Leven said a 27-year-old Yamba man suffered serious head injuries after he was allegedly punched in the face by another man.

Acting Insp Leven urged any witnesses to the incident to contact police on any of the numbers below:

Yamba police: 6646 2000

Grafton police: 6642 0222

CrimeStoppers: 1800 333 000

Update 11am

The wife of the man assaulted at Yamba on Saturday has contacted The Daily Examiner to appeal for any witnesses in the case to come forward.

The woman, who asked for her and her husband's identity to remain unpublished, confirmed her husband was in a critical, but stable condition at Gold Coast Hospital's Intensive Care Unit.

"The family would like anyone with any information to come forward and tell police," the woman said.

The woman who had left the tavern earlier to take the couple's two children home, said the family was in shock at the incident especially considering her husband's nature.

"My husband is not a fighter, we've been told he didn't even see it coming," she said.

The incident occured just outside the boundary of the Yamba Shores Tavern and it is understood police are reviewing the hotel's CCTV footage.

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