Man critical after assault in Launceston

Christine McGinn

A 49-year-old man is fighting for life after being assaulted outside a nightclub in Launceston.

The man, from Legana, is in a critical condition and is in an induced coma at the Royal Hobart Hospital after the assault outside the Bakers Lane nightclub in York Street just before 2am on Sunday, police say.

A 22-year-old Riverside man has been charged with causing grievous bodily and appeared in court hours after the incident. He was remanded in custody and will reappear on Monday.