A YOUNG man is in 'a serious condition' in hospital after incident in Ruthin during the early hours of Saturday morning.

North Wales Police say they are investigating a serious incident which took place in the Clwyd Street area of Ruthin.

Police say that the local community will have noticed significant police activity in the area.

An eyewitness said: "Police had cordoned off the entrance to a side street alongside The Star public house in Ruthin."

Detective Inspector Jon Russell said: “This, we believe was a nasty but isolated incident and there is no wider concern for the community so local people should not worry.”

“Police are supporting the family of a local young man who remains in a serious condition in hospital and our thoughts are with them in what is a difficult time for them and friends.”

He added: “We would like to thank those who have come forward to help the police with the investigation and are appealing for anybody with any knowledge of the incident which happened at around 1.45am today to call us on 101 quoting reference W019961.

"Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or contact the control room direct via the web live chat http://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx."