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Merseyside Police can confirm that we are investigating an assault which took place in Liverpool City Centre on Saturday 2 April.
We received a report that, at around 5.30pm, a man was assaulted outside Our Bar on Matthew Street.
He attended hospital for his injuries and has since been discharged.
Extensive CCTV and witness enquiries into the incident have been carried out and three men are due to voluntarily attend interview at a police station on Merseyside.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information is asked to contact police.
Detective Inspector Chris Saidi said: “This was an nasty assault which left a man injured and we are aware of shocking video footage of the incident circulating on social media.
“Since the assault was reported to us last month, we have been carrying out extensive enquiries to find those responsible, including working with our partners at CityWatch and licencing. If you have any further information which could assist our enquiries, if you were out in the Matthew Street area on Saturday 2 April and saw anything, then please let us know.
“Liverpool is one of the safest cities in the UK – it has been awarded Purple flag status for over a decade and you are far more likely to enjoy a safe and enjoyable night out than witness or experience appalling incidents such as this. If you have any information, please come forward and help keep our streets safe.
“Whether you let us know directly, or anonymously, through Crimestoppers, please contact us and we will take action.”
Anyone who witnessed this incident, or with any information, please contact us via our social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ or call 101 with reference 22000229028.
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.