A teenage lad left fighting for his life after he was assaulted on his way home from a New Year’s Eve party is facing a lengthy road to recovery.
Callum Cresser’s family say the 18-year-old was put in an induced coma to relieve pressure on his brain.
The youngster was attacked as he made his way down Jubits Lane in Sutton at around 2.10am on New Year’s Day.
Detectives believe Callum, of Clock Face, was knocked to the ground by a single punch following an altercation.
A 41-year-old has been arrested in connection with the assault but released on police bail pending further police inquiries.
Callum’s mum Lisa wrote on Facebook that her son had suffered two fractures to his skull and a bleed on the brain.
Lisa said: “The latest on Callum is that he is having a CT scan now to see what is happening inside his head as the pressure has been going up again overnight.
“Thank you once again for asking and for your amazing support to us all we really need and appreciate it and please keep your prayers going xxx.”
Detectives want to speak to a woman who they believe is from the Forest Road area of Sutton Manor and was in the area at the time.
She is described as being in her 50’s, 5ft 2 in tall with straight dark blonde hair and was wearing a bright pink striped jumper and dark trousers.
Det Chief Insp Sue Coombs said: “We know there were a number of people who were in the area at the time of the incident and we need to speak to them as they may have vital information which could assist with our inquiries.
“One of the people at the scene is described as a white man in his late 30s to early 40s with light coloured hair which is shaved or cropped short.
“We also believe the victim was helped by a young male who left the scene before the emergency services arrived.
“This person is described as around 17-years-old and is thought to have been wearing a black anorak and dark tracksuit bottoms.”
Witnesses should call detectives in St Helens CID on 0151 777 6811 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.