A man has suffered a head injury, following an incident in Hanley.
Police say they were called to reports a man had been assaulted outside the Market Tavern on Percy Street around 4:40am this morning (21 May).
The injured man has been taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for treatment, and remains there.
The area was cordoned off this morning while forensic examinations took place.
Officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to contact them on 101.