Man 'critical' in hospital after Carlisle pub attack

Police at the bar scene
Image caption The area has been cordoned off while inquiries continue

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being assaulted outside a bar in Cumbria.

The incident happened shortly before 02:00 BST when a 34-year-old man was assaulted outside Outrageous on English Street, Carlisle.

He was taken to a Newcastle hospital after his condition deteriorated and is said to be in a "critical" condition.

A 26-year-old man from Carlisle was arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in police custody.

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