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Appeal following assault in St Helens

News   •   Oct 05, 2019 00:02 BST

 We are appealing for information after reports of an assault in St Helens this evening, Friday, 4 October.

A report was received at around 7.20pm that a 56-year-old man had received cuts to his neck in Leonard Street and had walked down Peckers Hill Road to Junction Lane where he asked for help.

Emergency services attended and the victim has been taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries, which although serious are not thought to be life threatening.

It is believed the offender left on foot along Junction Lane.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and patrols remain in the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Reardon said: “The investigation is in its very early stages so we need witnesses to come forward. I would ask anyone with information on this incident, to please contact us.

“You may have witnessed the incident, people making off from the scene, or have CCTV or dashcam footage from Leonard Street, Peckers Hill Road or Junction Lane or the surrounding areas and I would urge anyone with information to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information or dashcam or CCTV footage 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 0892 of 4/10/19 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.