British Transport Police is appealing for witnesses after a man was hit over the head with a bicycle seat.

The incident took place on Saturday, 4 April, at around 6.50pm at Formby Station.

Investigating officer Detective sergeant Nigel Goodband said: “The victim was with friends when he intervened in an altercation between a group of young men.

“As he did so he was hit in the head with a bicycle seat by one of the men, sustaining a serious head injury as a result.

“The victim had to be taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries. It is vital we find who is responsible for this violent attack.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B9 of 07/04/2015.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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