A WIRRAL man remains in hospital after he was assaulted outside a Wallasey pub this afternoon.

Police were called to Trafalgar Road just after 2pm today, Tuesday, to a report a man had been assaulted outside The Nelson Hotel public house.

Patrols and paramedics attended and found a man, believed to be in his 40s, with facial injuries including a cut above his eye.

The man was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment where he remains in a stable condition.

A search of the area was undertaken.

Enquiries are on-going in the area and officers are retrieving CCTV footage.

The offender was described as white, 5ft 4in, in his 20s with a stocky build and blonde hair.

He was wearing black tracksuit pants and is believed to have made off on a bicycle in the direction of Serpentine Road.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone with information should call Wirral CID on 0151 777 2262 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.