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Man, 25, attacked after night out in Southport

Police on Merseyside are investigating after a man was seriously assaulted in an alleyway.

The emergency services were called to the alleyway, near Hulme Street in Southport, at about 0430 BST on Friday.

The 25-year-old man had suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to hospital.

Det Sgt Richie Jones, of Merseyside Police, said: "This was an extremely nasty assault on a man who had simply been enjoying a night out."

He appealed to any witnesses to contact police.

"Community information is vital when investigating reports of this type," he added.

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