A 60-YEAR-OLD man remains in a critical condition in hospital after an assault in the early hours of Saturday.

He suffered a suspected bleed on the brain following the incident on Baldwin Street, St Helens.

A 56-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of assault has since been released pending further enquiries.

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 A to B taxi rank opposite.

A police spokesman said: "Witnesses are encouraged to call the police on 0151 777 6183 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111."