A 20-year-old man was seriously injured following an assault in a nightclub on the High Street in Newport at around 2.40am on Saturday morning.
Two arrests have been made in relation to the incident. A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and a second man, aged 19, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both have been released on bail while the investigation continues.
The victim remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Detective Inspector Jo Whitehead, said: “This is a really sad incident where an innocent young man enjoying a night out with friends was assaulted and sustained very serious injuries. Thankfully, he is now in a stable condition but the outcome was almost very different.
“We are actively searching for a third man in relation to the assault and I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident to please get in touch with us as soon as possible.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has helped us so far, and to offer reassurance that this was an isolated incident.”
Anyone with information is asked to get in touch with the reactive CID team on DL-GCID@westmercia.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 78i of 19 November.
Alternatively, you can give information without giving your name by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.