Man beaten unconscious at shopping centre

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A MAN is fighting for his life in hospital tonight after he was beaten unconscious during a fight between four men outside a shopping centre in Prescot.

The 22-year-old was left with serious head injuries following the assault, which happened on Thursday at around 1.30pm, at the Cables Retail Park.

A police spokesman said detectives were scanning the centre’s CCTV cameras and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

“Emergency services were called just after 1.30pm to Cables Retail Park to a report of an altercation involving four men,” said the spokesman.

“Officers attended and found a man with serious head injuries. The man was taken to hospital by ambulance and remains in serious condition at this time.

“A search of the area was conducted and the scene was cordoned off. Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses and CCTV from the area is being examined.

“An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”