Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who was attacked in a bar in Liverpool city centre.
Anthony Condron, 29, from Huyton, was assaulted in the Maya Bar in Wood Street at about 01:00 GMT on Saturday.
He was taken to hospital but pronounced dead at 02:24.
The arrested men – a 22-year-old from Liverpool, a 24-year-old from Aigburth and a 23-year-old from Mossley Hill – are being questioned by detectives.
Det Ch Insp Mark Tivendale said the victim had been on a night out with his girlfriend and friends.
“The incident happened in a busy bar in the centre of Liverpool and would have been witnessed by many people,” he said.
Investigators are particularly interested in speaking to a group of girls who are thought to have been in the bar and witnessed the fight.