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Detectives investigating a serious assault in Liverpool City Centre in the early hours of Sunday 4 July are re-appealing for witnesses to come forward.
At around 3.40am, we received a report from North West Ambulance Service that at 3.29am a 23-year-old man had suffered a cardiac arrest after being assaulted by a group of three men during an altercation on Hanover Street.
He remains in a critical condition in hospital.
It was alleged that the victim was punched by the offenders outside City Buffet restaurant before collapsing. The offenders are reported to have left the scene in a blue and pink coloured Hackney cab.
Police have arrested a 37-year-old man from Liverpool on suspicion of Section 18 assault. He is in custody for questioning by detectives.
A full investigation has been launched and enquiries are ongoing to trace the offenders involved. Police are particularly keen to speak to any taxi drivers from the nearby Hackney cab rank on Hanover Street, in case they have vital dashcam footage.
Inspector Gavin Mulcahy said: “We are working tirelessly to identify and bring to justice those responsible for this shocking and tragic incident.
"We appeal to anyone who has information to come forward as soon as possible. If you're a driver who was in the area of Hanover Street at the time of the incident, between 3.25am and 3.35am - let us know if you have dashcam footage which could help further our investigation."
Drivers can upload dashcam footage to be viewed by police via the NICE website: https://unitedkingdom1cpp-portal.digital-policing.co.uk/merseyside/appeal/21000465224
Anyone who can assist the investigation is asked to DM @MerPolCC or message Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook, quoting reference 21000465224. You can also pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or contact them via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.