Southport man in court after attack leaves 55-year-old in critical condition

14th July 2022
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Police have charged two people with assault and theft following an incident on Stanley Road in Bootle in the early hours of Tuesday, 12th July.

Jay Byrne, 26, of Leyland Road, Southport and a 14-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons will both appear at Liverpool magistrates court today (Thursday).

At around 1.15am on Thursday officers were called to a report of a man being attacked by a gang of youths in the area. A 55-year-old man was taken to hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Detective Chief Inspector Ben Dyer said: “We have now made a number of arrests but we are continuing to appeal for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact us.

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“If you were driving through Stanley Road and have dashcam footage of the incident or saw anything suspicious then please let us know. All information you hold could be vital to our enquiries.”

A 16-year-old boy has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and a 15-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of theft. Both remain in custody.

A 12-year-old girl arrested on suspicion of theft and two boys aged 13 and 15 who were arrested on suspicion of s18 grievous bodily harm with intent have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 22000493980.