Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Kendal town centre last night (April 16).
It happened in the alleyway leading to the back of Boyes car park and The Wine Bar.
A man, 19, suffered serious injuries and is being treated in hospital.
Officers are investigating and are appealing to anyone who was in that area at that time and who may have witnessed something to get in touch.
Anyone with information can report online at www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it, quoting incident 255 of April 16. You can also phone on 101.
Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.