A MAN is seriously ill in hospital after a vicious brawl.

He suffered serious head injuries during the large scale fight in the town centre.

The 40-year-old man was attacked after a disturbance involving a group of revellers in the Cross Church Street area of the town.

The victim was found lying on the pavement outside Burger King at 3.15am yesterday and was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

Det Con Neil Johnson said: “This was a very serious attack which has left the victim with severe head injuries.”

Police are looking through town centre CCTV footage as part of their investigation and are appealing for witnesses.

Contact police on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.