Police believe a man may have been the victim of a group assault in Slough on Saturday.
A 47-year-old man was found injured in Wellington Street by an ambulance crew at about midnight and it is thought he may have been assaulted by four or five men.
There is no description of the offenders at this stage of the investigation and it is not known exactly where the assault took place.
The man, described as white, sustained multiple fractures to his face, severe swelling to his left eye and grazes to his ribs.
He was treated at Wexham Park Hospital and later Frimley Park Hospital.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable James Rocks, said: “The man was found with extremely serious injuries that are consistent with an assault.
“I would appeal to anyone with information to come forward, particularly if you saw an assault in the vicinity of Wellington Street, or saw an in injured man in that area.
“The easiest way to contact us is by calling 101 or visiting your nearest police station.”
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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