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Appeal after man assaulted on bus in Liverpool city centre

News   •   Jun 11, 2019 12:31 BST

Detectives are appealing for information following an assault on a bus in Liverpool city centre today (Tuesday 11 June). 

At around 11.10am, emergency services were called to Queen Square bus station where it was reported a 32-year-old man had been assaulted on the 10b bus by a man with a screwdriver.

The victim, a passenger, sustained puncture wounds to his back and has been taken to hospital where he is described as being in a serious but stable condition.

The offender is described as white with grey hair, about 50-60 years old, around 5ft 11in, of medium build and unshaven. He was wearing beige trousers and a black jacket with his hood up. He was carrying a black bag.

CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing and any witnesses are urged to come forward.

Detective Inspector Paul Nilsen said: "This was a busy time of day and would have been shocking to witness for other passengers on the bus.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who may be able to assist our investigation into what happened and who is responsible.

“Were you passing and saw any part of the incident, or a man matching the description of the offender running off?

"We will pursue anyone who recklessly carries or uses weapons on our streets, as we know how catastrophic the consequences can be. Detectives will act on all information given to bring those involved to justice."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100302976 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.