St Helens street attack leaves 18-year-old man in critical condition
An 18-year-old man has been left in a critical condition in hospital after suffering a head injury during an assault in Merseyside.
Police believe he was punched and fell to the ground in Jubits Lane near to the corner of Gartons Lane in St Helens at about 02:10 GMT on Thursday.
He was taken to hospital for treatment.
Police said they are investigating how the man came to be injured and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.