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We are appealing for information following a robbery in Waterloo on Friday, 23 September.
At around 9.15pm we received a report that three teenage boys were assaulted at Marine Gardens just after 8.30pm by a group of about 10 youths. Several items including a bike and mobile phones were taken from them during the attack.
The group approached the teenage boys and assaulted one of them leaving him with injuries to his head and face.
The suspects then fled down South Road in Waterloo.
The boy was later taken to hospital for treatment after the incident.
An investigation is underway and police have issued an image of the stolen bicycle as they believe it could help with their enquiries.
One 14-year-old male from Sefton was arrested on suspicion of robbery yesterday, Saturday 24 September, and has been released on bail.
Officers are continuing to examine CCTV footage in the area and take witness enquiries. Anyone who saw the incident, or with any information is asked to contact police.
Detective Inspector Peter McCullough said: “This was a violent attack on a group of young boys that has left one of them with several injuries.
“We simply will not stand by and allow people to harm and threaten the safety of others in our community.
“The bike is described as a black Carrera Helcat and extensive enquiries are ongoing to locate the items stolen and the people responsible.
“If you were in Marine Gardens on Friday night at around 8.30pm and saw this incident then please come forward. Similarly, if you were driving on South Road and have dashcam footage then please review it and if you see anything, including the bike or the group of offenders, please let us know.
“Tell us what you know about this incident and we’ll take positive action to remove those who cause fear and harm in our communities from our streets.”
If you recognise the bike pictured, have seen it online or have any information please contact us via @MerPolCC on Twitter or Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook, with reference 22000709130.
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. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.