POLICE are hunting a gang who brutally assaulted a man in a Birkenhead street in the early hours of Boxing Day.
The 37-year-old victim was found unconscious on Singleton Avenue, at around 4.40am.
Police said the shocking attack has left the man with "life-changing injuries" to his face and eyes, and have launched an urgent appeal for witnesses.
Detectives believe the victim, who they say is a local man, was attacked by a gang of men as he was walking along the road; they said they are still working to establish a motive for the assault.
The alarm was sounded by a resident.
The victim was taken to Arrowe Park Hospital where his condition is described as "stable".
House-to-house inquiries have been carried out and cctv
images are being examined. The area where the assault took place was cordoned off for several hours while forensic officers conducted investigations.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave McCaughrean, head of Wirral CID, said: “This was a particularly vicious attack and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen anything, no matter how insignificant it might seem in case they have vital information for this investigation.
“This assault has left a man seriously injured in hospital with life-changing injuries.
“I would urge anyone who knows who is responsible ato come forward so we can take action against the offenders.”
Anyone with information should call police on 0151 777 2265 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/943970...ging_injuries_/