Man wanted following assault in Southport

Appeal to trace Jose Bruno Fernandes
Detectives investigating an assault in Southport on Easter Sunday last year have released a photograph of a man they want to speak to in relation to the incident.

Officers are keen to hear from Jose Bruno Fernandes, 24, from the Tarleton area, or anyone who knows his whereabouts as they believe he may be able to help them progress their investigation.

The incident happened last Easter Sunday, 5 April 2015, at around 3.30am on Waverley Street in Southport town centre.

The victim, who was an 18-year-old man, was on Waverley Street when a group of five men approached him and began punching him, knocking him unconscious. The victim sustained a cut lip and lost a tooth during the assault, later requiring stitches.

Detectives have carried out extensive enquiries to investigate the incident and are keen to hear from Jose Bruno Fernandes or anyone who can help them trace him.

Officers would ask Fernandes himself, or anyone who knows of his whereabouts or recognises him from the attached photograph and knows where he is to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 3416 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, provide information to Crimestoppers online at:

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