Three arrested after 15-year-old was struck over the head with a mallet in Ainsdale

Merseyside Police can confirm three males were arrested last night (Thursday, 16 February 2017) in Ainsdale following a disturbance.

At about 10.05pm officers were called to a property on Sandbrook Road to a report of a group of people fighting.

It was also reported that a 15-year-old girl had been assaulted when she was struck to the head using a mallet.

A window was reported to have been damaged at a property, and damage caused to cars.

The 15-year-old girl has been taken to hospital for treatment to facial injuries where she remains in a stable condition.

A rubber mallet, knuckle duster and a kitchen knife have been recovered from the scene and taken for forensic examination.

A 19-year-old man from Southport, an 18-year-old man from Birkdale and a 13-year-old boy from Ainsdale have been arrested for affray and on suspicion of assault. They have been taken to a police station in Merseyside to be interviewed.

An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is underway.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously and for free on 0800 555 111.

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