A 60-year-old man sustained serious head injuries in an attack in Belfast city centre in the early hours of yesterday morning.
At 1.21am yesterday the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) received a number of calls regarding an altercation at a taxi depot in King Street, Belfast.
An NIAS spokesman said it received reports of a someone being knocked down, an assault and a hit-and-run, all relating to the same man.
Last night, Lower Falls councillor Steven Corr condemned the attack. "It's ludicrous this sort of attack has taken place," Mr Corr said.
Last night, a spokeswoman for the Belfast Trust described the victim's condition as "serious".
Detectives in south Belfast are appealing for information.
A police spokesman said: "At around 1.15am, it was reported that a 60-year-old male was involved in an altercation with two males at a taxi depot in King Street, Belfast.
"After the assault, the assailants, who are believed to be in their 40s, travelled on foot in the direction of Divis Street."