A MAN has been taken to hospital after being punched on North Road this afternoon (Monday).

At around 12.30pm emergency services were called to a report that a man had been punched by an unknown offender in the street.

The victim sustained a cut to his ear and has been taken to hospital as a precaution.

Officers have attended the scene and enquiries are ongoing. Witnesses are being spoken to and CCTV opportunities are being explored.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the suspected assault.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.