Detective Sergeant James Johnston said: “We received a report at 11:25 pm that a male, aged in his forties, had been assaulted on the Greencastle Road, close to its junction with Manse Road.
“The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of head and facial injuries. He remains in hospital this afternoon.
“A 34-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including grievous bodily harm with intent, and he remains in custody this afternoon assisting us with our enquiries.
“I want to appeal to anyone who was in the area prior to, or around the time the report was made to us, to get in touch with detectives at Ardmore on 101, quoting reference 2103 14/07/19.”
Alternatively information can also be provided by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.