Birkenhead bar attack man 'fighting for life'

A 30-year-old man is critically ill after an attack at a bar in Wirral.

Merseyside police have set up a major incident room following a disturbance at the Wine Lodge in Charing Cross, Birkenhead, at 21:10 GMT on Friday.

A spokesperson said the man, who is local, had suffered serious head injuries in the disturbance which began in the bar and spilled into the street.

Det Ch Insp Dave McCaughrean said: "A young man has been left fighting for his life."

He added: "Anyone in the Wine Lodge, or passing by, who may have information, no matter how small they think it is, is urged to contact us as it may assist our investigation."

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