Man dies after Cables Retail Park assault in Prescot

Forensic work at the scene
Image caption Police were called to Cables Retail Park after reports of an altercation between four men

A man has died in hospital the day after he was assaulted at a Merseyside shopping village, police said.

Officers were called to reports of an altercation between four men at about 13:30 BST on Thursday at Cables Retail Park, Prescot.

Jonathan Fitchett, 22, who comes from Prescot, died after suffering serious head injuries.

Police said a 27-year-old man from Prescot has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being questioned.

A post-mortem examination will take place over the weekend to establish the cause of death, officers confirmed.

A car believed to have been used by the offenders has been seized and is being examined.

Det Ch Insp Steve Cox said: "We are treating his death as murder and the large-scale investigation that was already underway following his assault will continue until all the people involved have been caught".

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