Two arrested over serious assault on man in Southport

Two men have been arrested after a 24-year-old man was found with serious head injuries in Merseyside.

The man was discovered in Houghton Street, Southport at 13:15 BST on Friday.

He was taken to hospital and remains in a critical condition.

The men aged 18 and 19 were arrested on suspicion of assault after police carried out a search of the area. They remain in police custody.

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