Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a disturbance in New Brighton last night (Wednesday 2 June).
At around 8.40pm police received reports of a large group of youths gathered outside Morrisons on Marine Point, New Brighton.
An altercation was reported to have taken place, during which a 16-year-old male was assaulted with a baseball bat and suffered minor injuries.
Officers attended the scene and the group were dispersed.
Enquiries are ongoing to find those responsible for the assault and patrols have been stepped up in the area.
Community Policing inspector Paul Harrison said, “This was a shocking incident for the local community to witness and a young man was left injured, fortunately not more seriously.
“This use of weapons and anti-social behaviour will simply not be tolerated by Merseyside Police. I’d like to reassure residents that we are stepping up patrols locally and working to prevent similar incidents.
“We understand that the community will be concerned about anti-social behaviour in the New Brighton area recently. We have made a number of arrests and investigations are continuing to ensure that those responsible for such behaviour will be found and held responsible for their actions.
“If you witnessed the incident last night and have any information, then please get in touch with us. Similarly, if you captured any mobile phone or dash cam footage of the incident then do let us know as any information you hold could be vital to our enquiries.
“Whether you contact us or Crimestoppers, anonymously, any information you provide will be acted upon.”
Anyone who has any information is asked to contact police via 101 or their social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter and Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook, quoting log 1096 of 02/06. Alternatively you can leave information anonymously and for free with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You can also use their online form anonymously: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online . Follow @MerPolWirral on Twitter and Wirral Police on Facebook for updates and other advice/news.