UPDATE: Assault Ocean Plaza, Southport

Update (14 August 2012)
Two males have been charged with a Section 39 assault following an incident in the area of the skate park in Ocean Plaza on Saturday, 11 August, in which a 17-year-old male received bruising to his head and face.
Stuart Stirling, 18 years, from Wollarton Drive, Southport, and a 15-year-old male from Southport have both been charged with the assault and will appear at South Sefton Magistrates Court today (Tuesday, 14 August).
Original (13 August 2012)
Merseyside Police can confirm an 18-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy have been arrested following the assault of a teenager in Southport on Saturday (11 August).

Officers were called at about 10.45pm to a report of a disturbance in the area of the skate park in Ocean Plaza. A patrol attended and following a search of the area they found a 17-year-old boy on the pier with injuries to his head and face.

Paramedics took the boy to hospital where he was treated for his injuries before being discharged.

As a result of police enquiries an 18-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy from the local area were arrested yesterday (Sunday, 13 August) in connection with the incident.

Both remain in custody at this time.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 3834 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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