UPDATED:  Merseyside Police are now investigating the death of a 64-year-old man  from  Skelmersdale .

The man was found by a member of the public in Althorpe Drive, Kew, Southport. with head and facial injuries early this morning.  He was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

A post mortem will take place later today to establish his cause of death.

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Man in critical condition after street attack in  Southport

 A man is in a critical condition at Southport & FormbyDGH after a vicious attack in Southport in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 12th September 2012).

Police were called to Althorpe Drive, Kew, Southport, at around 6:00am to find a male aged in his sixties on the pavement with serious injuries.

It’s thought the man was initially attacked in a passageway leading from the rear of Edenfield Close to Althorpe Drive.

Police forensic remain at the scene.

Anybody with any relevant information please contact Merseyside Police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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