Appeal - serious assault, Seel St Liverpool City Centre
Update as at 2.30pm, Tuesday, 22 April
Merseyside Police can confirm that a 20-year-old man from Toxteth
has been arrested today on suspicion of attempted murder
following an assault in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of
yesterday morning, Monday, 21 April.
He has been taken to a police station on Merseyside where he is
being questioned by detectives.
Note - The 30-year-old man who was assaulted remains in a critical
condition in hospital.
Detectives are appealing for information following a serious
assault in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Monday, 21st
At the early stage of the investigation it is believed the assault
occured in St Peter's Square off Seel Street at
about 4am. At about 4.30am a 30-year-old attended at the Royal
Liverpool University Hospital with injuries thought to have
been caused by a sharp object. The victim is undergoing
surgery and is in a critical condition.
It is believed the victim was assaulted by a group of men although
at this stage the motive is unclear.
A full investigation into the incident is underway. The area
around St Peter's Square and Seel Street has been cordoned off
whilst officers conduct forensic examinations. Officers are now
checking CCTV from the nearby area and patrols have been increased
in an effort to identify those responsible
Detective Inspector Andy Ephgrave, said: "This was an extremely
serious assault which has left a man in a critical condition.
"This happened in a busy part of the city centre and
I understand people may be concerned but I want to
reassure them that incidents such as this are,
thankfully, rare and we are doing everything we can to bring
the people responsible to justice.
"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and
saw the incident or anything suspicious to call police as you might
have really important information for our enquiries."
Anyone with information is urged to call Liverpool North CID on
0151 777 4064 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.