Man 'critical' after he was found unconscious in Liverpool

Blackthorne Road
Image caption The 62-year-old local man was found on Blackthorne Road, Walton

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was found unconscious on a Liverpool road.

Emergency services were called to Blackthorne Road, Walton at about 01:20 BST after the man was discovered by a member of the public.

The 62-year-old local man was taken to Aintree University Hospital with serious head injuries, police said.

The scene has been cordoned off and the road closed, with motorists advised to avoid the area.

Police appealed for the man who called for the ambulance to contact them, along with a taxi driver who also spoke on the phone to the emergency services.

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