A man has been charged over an alleged assault at Warners Bay, NSW Police say.
Emergency services were called to John Street about 8pm (25 April 2016), where they found a man unconscious.
Officers from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command attended and were told the 46-year-old man was assaulted after leaving a nearby hotel.
He was taken to John Hunter Hospital where he remains with serious head injuries.
Following inquiries, a 36-year-old man was arrested at a home in Belmont this afternoon today.
The man was taken to Belmont Police Station where he was charged with recklessly cause grievous bodily harm.
He was given conditional bail to appear at Belmont Local Court on 25 May 2016.