Man Critical After Newcastle One Punch Attack

Police have made an arrest..

A man is in a serious condition after a one punch attack in Newcastle.

Police say an altercation broke out between two men, just before 6:30pm on Sunday night outside the Queens Wharf Hotel.

It's alleged a 43-year-old man struck a 45-year-old in the face, causing him to fall and crack his head on the concrete.

The victim was taken to the John Hunter Hospital for surgery and remains in a critical but stable condition.

The accused was arrested nearby and will face Newcastle Local Court on February 1.