Two arrested following incident on Wood Street
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We have arrested two men following an incident on Wood Street this morning (Tuesday 17 August).
At around 2.50am we received a report of a disturbance inside Popworld nightclub.
It was reported that a group of people were involved in an altercation which continued outside the club and onto Hanover Street after security staff intervened.
Emergency services attended and a man was taken to hospital for a head injury.
Another male received first aid at the scene.
Following extensive CCTV enquiries, officers detained and arrested two suspects on Church Street and Seel Street.
A 19-year-old man from Bootle was arrested on suspicion of Assault.
A 17-year-old male from Bootle was arrested on suspicion of Affray.
Both have been taken into custody and will be questioned by police.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and officers are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.
Detective Inspector Ben Dyer said: “We are in the early stages of an investigation into an altercation on Wood Street this morning and we would appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident to get in touch.
“This would have been shocking incident for any members of the public to witness and, while our officers were able to make two swift arrests, our enquiries continue. If you were in the City Centre this morning and saw anything, please contact us as information you hold could be vital to our investigation.
“After a long and difficult lockdown we want our City Centre to be a safe place for all in Merseyside to enjoy and we simply will not tolerate such acts of violence in our communities. With the public’s help we can make our streets safer and I would urge anyone with information about this incident to come forward.”
If you witnessed this incident or have any information, please contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 21000572076.
You can also call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website here: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously.