A road was sealed off by police in Kent as officers carried out an investigation into a serious assault.
Officers said a man was attacked on Balmoral Road, Gillingham, on Saturday.
A Kent Police spokeswoman said the 35-year-old was in a serious condition at the Medway Maritime Hospital and three men were in custody.
Officers arrested an 18-year-old man and two other men, aged 19 and 21, handed themselves into police. Balmoral Road later reopened.
The victim suffered head injuries in the attack and is currently in a critical condition in intensive care.
Police were called to the scene at about 0820 BST. It is thought the assault happened near the junction with Avondale Road.