Detectives are appealing for information after a robbery in Bold.
At around 5.40pm on Saturday 13 August we received a report of a robbery on Evergreen Way that happened at around 5.30pm.
Further reports established that a group of boys were approached by a group of around 15 older males some of whom were armed with knives.
Some of the boys were assaulted by the group and a number of them had various items stolen from them. One boy suffered a number of injuries including a minor injury caused by a knife. He was taken to hospital for treatment and was extremely shaken up by the incident. One of the males then assaulted one of the boys before they stole three of their bikes and threatened them with a knife.
An investigation is underway in the area.
Detective Inspector Barbara Hebden said: “We are in the early stages of an investigation into an unprovoked attack on a group of boys that could have left them seriously injured. This attack has caused these young boys distress, it was very upsetting and completely unnecessary. The use of knives is always a concern and we take matters of this nature very seriously.
“If you were nearby or on Evergreen Way on Saturday and saw anything or anyone suspicious then please let us know. Similarly, if you have any CCTV or doorbell footage then please review it and come forward if you saw anything.
“This is a serious incident that has happened in our community but I’d like to reassure residents that our officers are continuing to carry out forensic examinations, CCTV, and witness enquiries in the area.
“Knife crime has no place whatsoever in our communities and we rely on members of the public coming forward with information about such incidents to ensure the safety of families and residents. If you know anything about this incident, please let us know as soon as possible.
"Your information could be vital in tracking down those responsible and preventing similar crimes our streets.”
If you have any information about this incident, please DM our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ quoting incident reference 22000595194.
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.