Man charged following assault in Cambridge arcade Southport

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Man charged following assault in Cambridge arcade Southport
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A 32-year-old man has been charged with wounding after an investigation by detectives in Sefton.

Arthur Rutter, of King Street, Southport is charged with wounding with intent after male suffered injuries to his neck that required medical treatment in Cambridge arcade on Sunday 13 November.

Rutter has been kept in custody to appear before Sefton Magistrate’s court this morning, Wednesday 16 November. 

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Man wearing blue FCUK t-shirt arrested following Southport attack

Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a male was assaulted in Southport.

The male, 17, was in Cambridge Arcade at around 2.05pm yesterday, Sunday 13th November, when the incident happened.

A man approached the victim and attacked him with a sharp object causing a laceration to his neck. The victim was taken to hospital and treated for a cut to his neck. The injury is not life threatening.

The suspect ran away and is described as white, 30 to 40-years-old, slim build, with short brown hair and unshaven. He was wearing a blue FCUK t-shirt, blue jeans with a white belt and carrying a rucksack.

A 32-year-old man from the Southport area has been arrested and is being questioned in relation to this offence.

Detective Inspector Robert Moss said: “This was a shocking and unprovoked assault on a young man. There were many people in the area at the time of this incident and I would encourage anyone who saw anything to contact us.

Anyone with any information which could assist with the investigation is asked to contact Sefton CID on 0151 777 3810 or the Crimestoppers line, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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