POLICE have released CCTV after a man suffered a fractured skull during an assault in Birkenhead.

Emergency services were called at around 1.20am on Sunday, October 14 following a report that a man had been attacked near to Sherlocks on Conway Street.

It is initially believed that the man, in his 20s, had been assaulted after an altercation in the street.

He was taken to hospital after suffering a fractured skull and was there for a week before returning home.

Merseyside Police are continuing to appeal for information and have released CCTV images of a man they believe could help them with their investigation.

Sherlocks has since been stripped of its license after another horrifying attack on October 28 - two weeks after this assault.

It will only reopen if the owners win an appeal.

Detective constable John Molyneux said: "Although we acknowledge that the images are of poor quality, we are hoping that somebody recognises the man from his clothes and posture.

"This man may have vital information to help these enquiries.

"We believe he was in company with a woman with long, blonde hair so I would also ask her to come forward with what she knows.

“This was a serious assault which left the victim with a head injury, which although thankfully not life-threatening, required a week-long stay in hospital and a long period of rehabilitation.

“Although we have spoken to some witnesses to the incident, I would urge anyone who was in the area, possibly waiting for taxis or leaving licensed premises at the time, to come forward with whatever you saw or know.

"We will do everything in our power to identify the person responsible and bring them to justice."

Anyone with information can contact Merseyside Police on social media via @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference 18200216620, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.