Photo: Police Seabank Road, Southport

Detectives in Southport are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault in the town to come forward.

Several people rushed to the aid of the victim after he was punched to the floor and kicked repeatedly by his attacker.

The ‘good Samaritans’ were sat on a bench on Lord Street close to the junction with Seabank Road and the old Grand Casino when the assault occurred at 1am on December 16th.

The 57-year-old victim suffered a broken jaw, cuts to his face and several of his teeth were knocked out during the assault.

Following the attack the offender fled in a silver-coloured car with several other people inside. The people sat on the bench then went to the victim’s aid. They called an ambulance and stayed with him until paramedics arrived.

Officers made enquiries in the area and arrested a 41-year-old local man at his home address on suspicion of assault and affray.

He was interviewed by detectives the following day and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Officers are keen for the two people who were sat on the bench and went to the victim’s aid to come forward as they may have information that could help police progress the investigation.

Call Sefton CID on 0151 777 3059 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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