A Brantford man is in hospital following an attack at a Henry Street home.

Police say a verbal argument began among a group of people gathered outside the residence shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday, later turning into a physical fight.

The victim, 28, was allegedly punched in the head and fell to the ground, at which point three other men joined in the attack and were seen punching and kicking the victim as he lay on the ground.

Four Brantford men, aged, 21, 18, 16 and 16, were charged with assault causing bodily harm. Three of the four are facing additional charges relating to breaches of probation.

The victim was taken to Brantford General Hospital with serious injuries.

Police say he remains in hospital in stable condition.