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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2018-06-01

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Merseyside Police appeal for information after assault in Bootle

MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives have issued an appeal for information after an assault in Bootle, on Sunday, 31 December 2017. We are told that the North West Ambulance Service, at around 8.40pm, reported to Merseyside Police that a male had been assaulted in Brookhill Road and had been found in nearby Cornwall Road. It was also reported that the 16 year old victim, had been attacked by unknown males, 1 of whom was thought to be in possession of a weapon, which is said to have caused the wounds to his head, leg and arms. He was taken to Hospital where his condition, on publishing, was being described as stable. House to house, area searches and CCTV enquiries are ongoing an Officers will be in the area to provide reassurance and speak to members of the community. Detectives are appealing for anyone with information to come forward, either directly or anonymously to Crimestoppers. Detective Inspector Paul Parry said:- "We initially believe that this was a targeted attack, but are keeping an open mind as to the motive. Clearly, to witness such an assault will have been shocking to anyone in the area and I would like to reassure any potential witnesses that we will act on all information they provide, which will be treated sensitively and can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers. At this early stage, we want to establish exactly what happened. If you saw any suspicious persons or vehicles in area around 8.30pm, or the incident itself, please come forward and we can take action. We are determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice." Anyone with information can call Officers on:- 101 quoting incident number:- '869 of 31 December 2017' or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.


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