A woman was found with horrendous head injuries in a “domestic incident” in the early hours of this morning.
Police arrived at Lea Road, in Wallasey, at about 3am and arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder.
Neighbours told how they woke up at around 3.30am to find the street was full of police.
Police said the woman, in her 30s, was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries.
She is still being assessed at this stage, a spokesman for Merseyside Police said.
A 48-year-old man from Wallasey was detained at the scene by officers and was taken to a police station for questioning.
A spokesman for the force said: “We have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder following a domestic incident in Wallasey in the early hours of this morning, Thursday 13 February.
“At around 3am, emergency services were called to a house in Lea Road to reports of a woman in her 30s being found seriously injured.
“A 48-year-old man from Wallasey was detained at the scene, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken a police station for questioning.
“The woman was taken to hospital for assessment of serious head injuries.
“Officers remain at the scene to carry out enquiries.
“Anyone who saw or heard anything in the early hours of this morning is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, with reference 20000094874.”