Three women and a man have been arrested after another man was attacked with a baseball bat outside a Kent pub.
The man suffered serious head injuries during the incident, which police believe involved eight people, in Queenborough on the Isle of Sheppey.
Kent Police said the 31-year-old's injuries were not thought to be life threatening.
Three women aged 25, 31 and 49 and a 46-year-old man are being held in custody over the incident.
Officers have recovered parts of what is thought to be the weapon used in the attack during a forensic examination of the area earlier.
The force has appealed for witnesses to the incident which happened in North Road at about 0400 GMT on Friday.