The Liverpool man suffered a bleed on the brain from Baldwin Street takeaway attack
A Liverpool man has died after being assaulted on a night out in St Helens.
Paramedics and police officers attended the scene by a taxi rank on Baldwin Street in St Helens town centre in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The victim, aged 60, had suffered a bleed on the brain and had been in a critical condition at Whiston Hospital until he died this morning.
A 56-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of assault at the scene just after half past midnight.
The victim and offender are believed to have known each other and been part of the same group together on a night out.
Detectives probing the attack told the ECHO earlier this week they believed customers in a nearby takeaway could hold crucial information.
They appealed for anyone who may have been in Pizza Chef to come forward.
This morning, a Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: “Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Pizza Chef takeaway restaurant, Baldwin Street at around 12.30am on Saturday morning or in the taxi rank opposite where the assault took place.”
Witnesses are asked to call the police on 0151 777 6183 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.