Appeal following racially aggravated assault in Rock Ferry

Merseyside Police has issued CCTV images of a man who may have information that may assist with police enquiries after a racially-aggravated assault in Rock Ferry on Friday 25 March.

At around 8.30pm it was reported that a man was assaulted at a takeaway on Bedford Road.

A customer who entered the takeaway with his dog was reported to have directed racial slurs at a member of staff before approaching the counter and headbutting him, then leaving on foot.

The man was left uninjured but was clearly shocked by the incident.

Since the assault officers have carried out CCTV and witness enquiries in the area and detectives have issued CCTV images of a man they believe could assist with their investigation.

Detective Inspector Andrew Schofield said, “It is completely and utterly unacceptable for anyone to be subject to verbal and physical racial abuse and we simply will not tolerate people being targeted in this way. 

“We think the man pictured may hold vital information so I would encourage him, or anyone who recognises him, to come forward as soon as possible.

“If you were in the takeaway at the time of the assault and may have witnessed the incident or have any information, we would like to hear from you.

“Whether you let us know directly or anonymously, through Crimestoppers, please get in touch and we can take action.”

Anyone with information about this hate crime or other incidents in this area is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 22000207954.

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