Merseyside Police can confirm we are investigating allegations of assault and criminal damage in Southport on Thursday, 10 March.
At around 6.15pm, an incident took place near to flats at St Andrew’s Court, Part Street involving a group of youths, who are believed to have been trespassing on private land. Following an argument between the youths and a local resident, damage was caused to a camera being used to film the youths, and stones and sticks apparently used to assault the victim. Damage was also caused to a communal door at the flats, before the victim made his way safely inside.
Neighbourhood Inspector Graham Fisher said: “We would always strongly encourage members of the public who suspect that a crime is in progress to contact police on 999 in the first instance, to allow us to resolve the situation in a safe and timely manner.
“Any information on anti-social behaviour will be and is acted on by neighbourhood officers, and we are determined to identify the persons involved in this nasty incident.”
Members of the community with any further information are encouraged to speak with officers in the area, or to their dedicated neighbourhood team on 0151 777 3446, or call 101. Anyone with information who does not wish to speak with us directly can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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