Published on: 17/02/2017 10:31 AMReported by: roving-eye
UPDATE - Merseyside Police can confirm that a 16-year-old male from the Birkdale area has been charged with assault following this incident.
He will appear at South Sefton Youth Courts this morning (Friday, 17 February).
ORIGINAL - STARTS
Detectives in Sefton are appealing for information following an assault in Southport yesterday, Wednesday, 15 February.
Emergency services were called to Five Bury Road, a shop at the junction of Bury Road and Matlock Road at around 4pm, when a 38-year-old man was involved in a verbal exchange with a group of youths outside of this shop, who then assaulted him.
A staff member from the shop managed to drag the victim away before the police were called. The victim was taken to hospital to by ambulance where he continues to be treated for a fractured knee.
CCTV from the area is being examined and enquiries are on-going in the area.
Detective Sergeant John Fitzgerald said: “This was a particularly vicious assault on a man, who we believe was just going about his daily business.
“I’m sure the community would agree that this type of behaviour is completely unacceptable and those responsible need to be brought to justice. I believe if you saw this incident, you would remember it and I’d ask anyone with any information to get in contact.”
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact 0151 777 3094 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
- A 16-year-old male from the Birkdale area has been arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with this incident. He remains in police custody at this time.
Submit News to Us
Supporting Local Business
Be Seen - Advertise on Qlocal
UK, Local Online News Community, Forums, Chats, For Sale, Classified, Offers, Vouchers, Events, Motors Sale, Property For Sale Rent, Jobs, Hotels, Taxi, Restaurants, Pubs, Clubs, Pictures, Sports, Charities, Lost Found