Assault - Lord Street, Southport

Detectives are appealing for information following an assault on Saturday, 22 December in Lord Street, Southport.

At around 11pm, is thought that a 43 year-old woman was assaulted by another woman at Molloney's bar inside the Scarisbrick Hotel, in what officers believe was an unprovoked attack.

The 43-year-old woman then left the bar and near to Ernest Jones jewellery shop, was assaulted again by the same woman. A 44-year-old man then tried to intervene in the assault and was struck on the head. The man was taken to hospital where he was treated for facial injuries.

Officers are keen to speak with anyone who witnessed the incident inside of the bar or the assault on the man outside of the jewellery shop.

The female offender is described 22 years old, 5'7" tall and having long dark hair.

Officers have examined CCTV and spoke with witnesses from the area at the time, but would urge anyone who with inside of the bar or saw the incident on the street, to contact Detective Constable Gavin Mulcahy at Sefton CID on 0151 777 3803 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.