Police are appealing for information after a man was found injured in an Inverness street in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The 22-year-old was discovered in Rosehaugh Road in the South Kessock area of the city just before 3am.
He was taken to Raigmore Hospital for treatment to a head injury.
Yesterday, a spokeswoman from the police control room in Inverness confirmed that police were treating the incident as an assault.
Detective Sergeant Craig Still said: “We are asking anyone who was in Rosehaugh Road or the surrounding area at the time to get in touch.
“Any information, even if it was something you didn’t think was notable at the time, could be useful in helping us establish the full circumstances.
“Anyone with information should contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
The injured man has been described as about 5ft 10in tall and of slim build with short brown hair. He was wearing a grey top with darker sleeves, dark jeans and black trainers.
Yesterday, a local resident said that police officers were in the area handing out leaflets door-to-door. The leaflet asks residents to contact police for more information about what happened.
Alex Platt, chairman of the South Kessock Resident Group Association, said: “It’s disappointing to hear of this kind of thing happening. This place has quietened down quite a lot but every now but you will get the odd incident.
“We are continually doing a lot as a residents’ association to try and make improvements in the area. A couple of weeks ago we launched poll to get some opinions and we have a good presence on Facebook.”
Mr Platt said the group meets up about once a month to discuss any issues in the South Kessock area.