A man was taken to hospital in a serious condition after a possible stabbing outside a Hamilton food joint in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called to Victoria Street shortly after 1am, where they found a man had been assaulted.

“Early indications are that the victim may have been stabbed,” a police spokesperson said.

He was taken to hospital in a “serious but stable condition”.

“Police are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident, but at this early stage, it is believed those involved may be known to each other.”

“Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Police on 105.”

Information can also be provided anonymously via crime stoppers.