A beating in south end Halifax early Saturday morning that sent a man to hospital with serious head injuries has resulted in an attempted murder charge.

Shacawn Clayton, 23, of Halifax is charged with attempted murder and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial court on Monday.

Three men in their 20s were arrested at the scene, but only Clayton has been charged. The other two men were released.

Police said the 28-year-old victim remains in the Intensive Care Unit of the QEII hospital in serious condition.