There are reports a Christchurch strip club assault which has left a man in a critical condition was gang related.
Emergency services were called to a Victoria Street bar, between Kilmore and Peterborough Streets, around 3.30 this morning.
Police say the man is still in Christchurch Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
They say there have been no arrests so far, but believe the male offender was known to the victim.
Members of the public have reported the attacker had connections to the King Cobras.
Police will not confirm whether they're investigating gang ties to either the victim or the assailant at this stage.