A man has died following an assault in St Helens on Saturday.
The man from Liverpool, who was 60 years old, died this morning (Tuesday, 5 December).
The family are being supported by specially trained officers.
A Home Office post mortem will take place to establish the cause. of death later today.
The assault occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Police were called to a taxi rank in Baldwin Street at half past midnight by paramedics tending to a man with a head injury .
On arrival officers arrested a 56 year old St Helens man on suspicion of assault.
It is believed the victim and offender know each other and were part of the same group who were on a night out together.
Witnesses yet to speak to the police are encouraged to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.