Recognise this man? Detectives believe he may have information to assist a robbery and assault investigation on Ullet Road earlier this summer.
At around 3pm on Wednesday 30 June we received a report that a male victim on an electric bike was approached by three unknown males on Ullet Road, close to the junction of Cheltenham Avenue, near St Hildas School.
The victim was reported to have been dragged off his bike, a black Cube bike with green lettering, and was assaulted by one of the males.
One of the suspects is understood to have taken the victim’s bike and cycled off along Ullet Road. A second suspect made off on foot in the same direction as the bike.
The third suspect was reported to make off on foot towards Croxteth Road.
A member of the public in a vehicle who witnessed the incident confronted two of the suspects on York Avenue nearby and was reported to have been threatened with a knife.
The victim suffered an injury to his eye and was left extremely shaken.
Enquiries are ongoing to find the people responsible and police are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.
Detective Constable Sam Jennings said: “We’re keen to speak to anyone who recognises this man, as he may hold vital information to assist our enquiries.
“This was an appalling incident, leaving a person injured and our investigation is ongoing to find the persons responsible and remove them from our streets.
“While some time has passed since the incident we are issuing these images in the hope that they lead to someone coming forward to help bring the people responsible to justice.
“We know the area would have been busy with people driving along Ullet Road or going towards Sefton Park to enjoy the sunshine.
“If you were in the Ullet Road area at the time of the incident and saw anything or anyone suspicious, or captured mobile phone or dashcam footage, then please get in touch as information you hold could be vital to our investigation.”
If you recognise the man pictured or have any information please contact our social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police Contact Centre with reference 21000456388.
You can also call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.