A 54-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after a being attacked by a gang in Prenton yesterday.

Emergency services were called at about 4.45pm to Hampton Chase to reports of a man being assaulted.

Four men aged 18, 20, 25 and 26, were arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody.
The victim suffered serious head injuries.

He was taken to hospital where his condition is described as critical but stable.

The scene was cordoned off for examination, house-to-house inquiries undertaken and a search of the area completed.

An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is ongoing.
Anyone who may have witnessed the attack or has information about it should call Wirral CID on 0151 777 2265 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.