Two men arrested on suspicion of GBH after Southport Hotel attack

Merseyside Police can confirm two men have been arrested following a report of an assault inside a hotel in Southport in the early hours of today (Wednesday, 13 July).

At about 1.50am, officers were called to the Royal Clifton Hotel on the Promenade to a report that a man had been assaulted.

It was reported that some people involved may have left the scene in a Transit van.

Officer attended the hotel and a short pursuit of the vehicle followed.

Three males left the van on foot on Lathom Road and a foot pursuit followed.

A 19-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, both from Southport, were arrested on suspicion of Section 18 Wounding. They have been taken to a police station in Merseyside to be interviewed.

A full investigation has now been launched. CCTV opportunities are being explored and the scene is being forensically examined. Room to room enquiries are being carried out at the hotel.

Anyone with information can call officers at Sefton CID on 0151 777 3055 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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