A 43-year-old man from Diego Martin is in a critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, after he was attacked during a game of cards on Saturday night.

According to a police report, the incident took place sometime between 9 pm and midnight on Saturday at La Puerta Avenue, Diego Martin. 

Police said the man (of Riverside Drive, La Puerta Avenue, Diego Martin) was liming with a group of friends and allegedly gambling cards when he got into a heated argument with one of the players. It is alleged that the victim was subsequently struck with a blunt object to the head and as a result sustained extensive injuries. 

Guardian Media understands an official report of this incident is yet to be made to the police, however, an investigation into the incident is under way.