A 39-year-old man is in serious condition at Nicosia general hospital after being attacked by in Paphos on Saturday night.
According to police, they were called after an altercation in Kato Paphos involving the victim and two others.
Police said witnesses told them that two people were arguing on the street near his home and the 39-year-old had intervened to calm the situation when one of the other men hit him on the head with a bat or iron bar.
The injured man was initially taken to Paphos A&E where he was diagnosed with a skull fracture and bleeding on the brain.
Due to the seriousness of his injuries, he was transferred to Nicosia. His condition is said to be serious.
A 30-year-old suspect was arrested later on Sunday in connection with the assault.