Arrests after cyclists attacked with branches in Upton

Merseyside Police has arrested two males following a robbery in Moreton yesterday, Wednesday, 17 February.

At around 6.35pm, it was reported that two males, a father and son, were riding their bikes in woodland near Moreton Road, Upton, when two males approached them and attempted to take their bikes, before assaulting them with tree branches and making off on foot through the woods.

The victims, aged 46 and 16, were taken to hospital for treatment to serious but non-life threatening facial, head and arm injuries. 

Officers attended and detained two males, aged 16 and 17 nearby. They were both arrested on suspicion of robbery and remain in custody for questioning.

An investigation is ongoing and anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information, is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 with ref. 21000105111 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.