Woman critical with head injuries

A woman is critically ill after being found with serious head injuries in Birkenhead.

The 50-year-old was found in Woodchurch in the early hours of Monday morning.

She was discovered in The Meadow, close to its junction with Greenwood Road just before 12.30am and has now had emergency surgery at Arrowe Park Hospital.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested by Police.

Detective Inspector Mark Tivendale from Birkenhead CID, said:

"We need to understand how this woman came to be so seriously injured and trace several people we believe were in the area at the time.

"I would urge these people to come forward and tell us what they know.

"We believe there may have been some kind of argument in the street around an hour earlier involving several people, which could be linked to this woman and her injuries.

"I would appeal to anyone who heard or saw anything untoward to call Birkenhead CID on 0151 777 2273 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."