Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in New Brighton in the early hours of Boxing Day.
Emergency services were called at around 2.45am, following a report that a 30-year-old man had been assaulted on Marine Promenade, close to Evo’s Loft nightclub.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment for serious head injuries where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
An investigation has been launched and a forensic examination of the scene has taken place. CCTV opportunities are also being explored.
"The incident happened at a time when many people celebrating Christmas would have been out and possibly heading home and getting taxis.
Anyone with information can call officers on 0151 777 2265 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.