Merseyside Police are investigating a serious assault of a man outside a pub in Liverpool.
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Merseyside Police said in a statement:
We are investigating a serious assault of a man outside the Albert pub on Walton Breck Rd at about 7.35pm.
"Officers are appealing to anyone with information, or mobile phone footage to contact our social media desk via twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC."
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