Violence erupted last night as bottle-wielding men got into a fight with evidence of the attacks evident in the blood splatters across the city.

Police set up cordons after a group of men, some clutching bottles, began fighting during the early hours of Wednesday morning outside the Bombed Out Church in Liverpool.

One man suffered a slash wound to his head during the attack while two others remain in hospital as a result of the brawl, Liverpool Echo reports.

People working in the city centre were met with blood spattered pavements this morning including outside a popular bus stop in London Road.

Four men have since been arrested, Merseyside Police have confirmed.

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Merseyside Police said the brawl was reported just before 3.25am on the steps outside the Bombed Out Church.

The force said a man sustained a facial injury as well as another, who had hand and facial lacerations.

A 26-year-old man was described by the force to have sustained a "slash wound to his head" and is in a "stable" condition.

Anyone who saw any part of the incident is urged to contact police.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: "We have arrested four men and are appealing for witnesses after reports of an assault in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of today.

"It was reported just before 3.25am that there was a fight at the bottom of the steps outside the Bombed Out Church on Bold Place involving four men.

"It was reported some of those involved were using bottles, and a 26-year-old man sustained a slash wound to his head.

"He was taken to hospital for treatment where his condition is described as stable.

"A 33-year-old man sustained a facial injury and remains stable in hospital, and a 32-year-old sustained a hand and facial injuries and was treated in hospital before being discharged."

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