A 35-YEAR-OLD man suffered serious head injuries in an attack near to a supermarket on Saturday night.
Police were called to Boundary Road, near to the Morrisons store, following reports the man had been the victim of a "serious assault".
He was taken to the Walton Centre - which specialises in treating brain injuries.
Police released limited detail about the crime but said officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information can contact detectives at St Helens CID on 0151 77 6804 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.