Appeal for information following assault in New Brighton
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Detectives are appealing for information following the assault of a man in New Brighton in the early hours of Saturday morning, 14 August.
At some time between 4.30am and 6am, a man in his 20s was assaulted by two males at Tower Grounds. He attended hospital for treatment of slash wounds to his head from an unknown weapon and has since been discharged.
CCTV, witness and other enquiries are ongoing.
The first suspect is described as white, around 5ft 9in tall, 18-19 years old, of slim build, wearing a black North Face jacket with the hood covering his face, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers with a lime green Nike tick.
The second suspect is described as white, taller than the first suspect, 18-19 years old, of slim build, wearing a black North Face jacket with the hood covering his face, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers with a white sole.
Detective Sergeant Kerri Ward said: “We are keeping an open mind as to the motive of this violent attack. Details are sketchy at the moment as to exactly what time it happened, so if you have any information, please let us know.
“Thankfully the victim only sustained minor injuries but this was a traumatic experience, the consequences of which could easily have been catastrophic. Carrying any dangerous weapon can destroy lives, and we will respond to any information on those who store, carry or use them in our communities.
“We also have a Dispersal Zone in place until today in the New Brighton area following this incident and other reports of anti-social behaviour. Full details can be found below but please report any incidents or concerns to us and we will take action.”
Anyone with information, images or footage to assist the investigation can contact us via @MerPolCC on Twitter or 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre' on Facebook, with reference 21000565924. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.
Details of the Dispersal Zone can be found here: Dispersal zone introduced in New Brighton | Merseyside Police