A WIRRAL man was taken to hospital after he was attacked last night.

The 50-year-old was assaulted in Bebington Road, near to the Shillings pub, New Ferry at around 10pm.

He was taken to hospital to be treated for serious head injuries but discharged himself today.

A 42-year-old, also from New Ferry, was arrested on suspicion of section 20 assault and is in police custody.

Anyone with information can call detectives in Wirral on 0151 777 2265, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.