Appeal for witnesses following racially aggravated assault in Kirkby park
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We are appealing for witnesses following a racially aggravated assault in a park in Kirkby.
At around 8pm on Wednesday 3 March a man was sitting on a bench in Webster Park on Cherryfield Drive when he was approached by two males and a female. The female spat at the man.
Two other males, on bicycles, who are nearby then started talking to the other group before punching the man to the ground and kicking him to the body. All five then ran away.
The man was not seriously injured but was left shaken by his ordeal.
The female is described as white, aged 30, short, of skinny build and wearing a yellow jacket. The first male on a bicycle is described as being white, aged 27, short, of skinny build and wearing a hat and a grey jumper. The second male on a bike is taller and of bigger build than the first and wearing a black jacket.
One of the males who was with the female is described as tall and skinny and wearing a hat and black jacket. The second is of medium height, wearing a grey T-shirt and black jacket.
The matter is being treated as a racially aggravated assault and an investigation is underway.
Detective Inspector Peter McCullough said: “This was a nasty and unprovoked assault on a man who was sitting in the park minding his own business. This type of behaviour will not be tolerated and I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which could assist our investigation to get in touch.”
Officers would like to find anyone who witnessed the assault or has any information about the people responsible to DM @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 21000138483.