UPDATE: A 16-year-old gang attack outside Birkdale shop

16th February 2017

A 16-year-old male from Birkdale area has been arrested after man suffered a fractured knee in an attack by a group of youths outside a shop in Birkdale yesterday (15 February)

Detectives in Sefton are appealing for information following the assault on Five Bury Road.

Emergency services were called to Five Bury Road, a shop at the junction of Bury Road and Matlock Road at around 4pm, when a 38-year-old man was involved in a verbal exchange with a group of youths outside of this shop, who then assaulted him.

A staff member from the shop managed to drag the victim away before the police were called. The victim was taken to hospital to by ambulance where he continues to be treated for a fractured knee.

CCTV from the area is being examined and enquiries are on-going in the area.

Detective Sergeant John Fitzgerald said: “This was a particularly viscous assault on a man, who we believe was just going about his daily business.

“I’m sure the community would agree that this type of behaviour is completely unacceptable and those responsible need to be brought to justice. I believe if you saw this incident, you would remember it and I’d ask anyone with any information to get in contact.”

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact 0151 777 3094 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– A 16-year-old male from the Birkdale area has been arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with this incident. He remains in police custody at this time.


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