Man dies after early hours attack in Kirkby, Merseyside

A 38-year-old man has died following an assault in Merseyside.

The victim was attacked in Quarry Green, Kirkby at around 02:00 BST on Thursday, police said.

They said he was taken to hospital with serious head injuries but pronounced dead on Friday.

Police said Darren Morgan, 43, of West Derby, has been remanded in custody after appearing before Liverpool magistrates on Saturday charged with grievous bodily harm with intent.

His next hearing is due to be on 13 September at a court to be confirmed.

Police said a post mortem examination on the victim was taking place and his next of kin had been informed.

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