A man has appeared in court following an alleged attack outside a popular Peterhead nightspot.
John Patrick Nixon, 29, from Londonderry, was charged with assault to severe injury and danger of life when he appeared at Peterhead Sheriff Court yesterday.
He was remanded in custody following yesterday’s hearing.
A 47-year-old man suffered head injuries following an incident near Mambo’s nightclub in the north-east town’s Queen Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.
He is understood to be in a serious condition at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
During his appearance at the court, Mr Nixon made no plea or declaration.
Detectives issued a description of a suspect on Monday and Mr Nixon’s arrest followed renewed police appeals for witnesses to come forward.
Police Scotland cordoned off the area with blue and white tape for more than 12 hours after officers were called to investigate the incident at around 3.20am.
Queen Street, one of the busiest roads in Aberdeenshire’s largest town, was closed to pedestrians and traffic while inquiries continued.
Following his court appearance Mr Nixon was remanded in custody and committed for further examination.
Mr Nixon is next due to appear in court on Tuesday August 5.
In March of this year more than a dozen people aged between 20-45 years old were charged with assault and breach of the peace following a major disturbance on the street, which is also home to the Deja Vu nightclub.
Officers arrested 13 men and one 21-year-old woman in relation to the March fracas.