A 24-year-old Irish man has been found with serious head injuries in an alleyway in Liverpool.
It is reported the man was assaulted following an altercation with two other men early yesterday morning.
Merseyside Police have confirmed that an Irish man was hospitalised after he was found near the Walkabout bar.
He remains in a critical condition.
Two 19-year-old men are being questioned over the attack and detectives are reviewing CCTV footage.