Merseyside Police

Man arrested following assault with a screwdriver on bus in Queen Square

News   •   Jun 19, 2019 10:47 BST

Update - Wednesday, 19 June

Detectives investigating an assault on a bus in Queen Square on Tuesday, 11 June have arrested a man in connection with the incident.

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

On Monday, 17 June, a 58-year-old man from Liverpool was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault. He has since been released on conditional bail as enquiries continue.

Detectives are continuing their appeal for information and would ask anyone who has any information or who witnessed the incident, to contact @MerPolCC or call 101 quoting ref. 19100302976. You can also contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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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 man had been assaulted on the 10b bus by a man with a screwdriver.

The victim sustained puncture wounds to his back and has been taken to hospital where he is described as being in a critical 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.