Appeal for information following assault in Everton
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We are appealing for information following an assault in Everton on Saturday 30 October 2021.
At around 5:30pm it was reported that a male victim was approached by an unknown male suspect on Netherfield Road near to the junction of Prince Edwin Street.
It was reported that the suspect struck the victim to the face causing him to fall to the ground.
The suspect then left the area on foot in the direction of Anfield. The suspect is described as a white male, over 6ft tall and wearing a hi visibility jacket.
Several months after the incident, the victim further reported he had sustained serious injuries which required hospital treatment.
The victim has said he believes that he was the target of the assault because of his race and police are treating the incident as a hate crime.
CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Drew said: “We are appealing for information following an assault in Everton which left a man seriously injured.
“The incident was reported to have taken place after Liverpool played Brighton in the Premier League and so we believe that the area was busy with fans coming back from the game who may have witnessed something.”
“If you were in the Netherfield Road area on 30 October, witnessed the assault or saw anything or anyone suspicious then please come forward and let us know. Information you hold could be vital to our enquiries.”
“While some months have passed since the incident, we are determined to find the person responsible and bring them to justice.”
“Liverpool has a reputation for being a welcoming, friendly city. There is no place for hate and at Merseyside Police and we simply will not tolerate abuse towards people based on their race.
“Whether let us know directly or anonymously, through Crimestoppers, please get in touch and we will do the rest.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police Contact Centre with reference 21000757633. 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.
If, for any reason, you do not wish to report a hate crime to the police, the independent charity Stop Hate UK to run a 24/7 confidential helpline for all victims of hate crime on 0800 138 1625 or www.stophateuk.org. You can also download the Stop Hate UK reporting app on Google Play or the Apple App Store.
Across Merseyside, we also have a number of third party reporting centres including fire stations, citizens advice bureaus and hospitals. A list of locations can be viewed here: merseyside-third-party-hate-crime-reporting-centres.pdf