2 men charged following a daylight Town Centre attack
MERSEYSIDE Police have confirmed that 2 men have been arrested following an
incident on Hoghton Street, Southport, on Friday, 2 May 2014. Both Sean Jones,
18 years old, from Hoghton Street, Southport and William Boswarva, 19 years old,
from Valley Close, Crosby, where charged with Section 18 wounding. Both also
appeared before Liverpool and Knowsley Magistrates Court on Monday, 5 May 2014
over these charges.
Officers from Merseyside Police were called to Hoghton Street at about 1.15pm
following reports that a man had been seriously assaulted by 2 other men, on
Friday, 2 May 2014. The incident has left many locals shocked by what they
witnessed on the busy street, near the railway station, in broad daylight. One
who witnesses, who refused to be named said:- "I think the victim was hit
on the head and then fell to the floor. It was horrific and so quick. You
wouldn't think it could happen in Southport."
According to Merseyside Police the Emergency services attended and found a 24
year old man with serious head injuries, following the incident. We have also
been told that the co-owner of the Iguana Head Shop, Steven Marhsall, gave chase
after seeing it happen.
Steven Marhsall, has told media that:- "I gave
chase, but they disappeared. We brought the lad into the shop, but he started
having fits wile the paramedics tried to stabilise him. Thank heavens the entire
incident was captured on CCTV! The reaction time of the Ambulance Service was
almost instant, however the Police were not as fast."
The 24 year old
man was then taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
Merseyside Police Officers from Matrix then carried out a full search of the
area and a short time later 2 men, aged 18 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of
assault. The area remained sealed off to Public and to the local businesses for
most of the Bank Holiday Weekend. A full investigation into the incident is
underway and enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident
is asked to call Police on:- 0151 777 3460 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on:-
0800 555 111.
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