Simon Warren, aged 20, was assaulted at around 2.30am on Tuesday outside Moo Moo in Regent Street.

The former Shipston High School pupil was rushed to Cheltenham General Hospital for treatment, but has since been transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.

Goodwill messages and prayers poured in on Facebook yesterday (Wednesday), after Simon’s family updated anxious friends on his condition from his bedside.

After thanking friends for their support, the family said on Facebook yesterday morning: “Si had a comfortable night, but no change, still on life support. Let’s all hope better news today.”

Echoing the sentiments of his friends, Claire Weir, store manager at the Birmingham Road Tesco in Stratford, told the Herald: “Simon is a very popular colleague and our thoughts are with him and his family at this time.”

It is believed Simon had been at the club’s Milkshake Mondays event, and after the incident officers investigating cordoned off the scene and spoke to nightclub staff.

An 18-year-old from Moreton-in-Marsh has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in police custody in Cheltenham. Gloucestershire Police say no weapons were used during the attack.

They are urging anyone who witnessed the attack or anyone who was in Moo Moo shortly before the incident to contact them on 01452 728199 quoting incident 24 of 13th November .