Arrests following attempted murder of 16-year-old girl

Two males have been arrested following a serious assault in Fairfield on Sunday, 28 April.

At around 9pm, a report was received of a girl being assaulted with a weapon outside Londos on Prescot Road. The victim, aged 16, sustained head injuries and was taken to hospital. She is in a stable condition.

Following enquiries, a 19-year-old man from Old Swan and a 14-year-old boy from Kensington were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Both remain in custody as enquiries continue.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Roberts said, “We understand the shock and worry that such a serious incident of violence will cause to the community, and we’d encourage people to speak to officers in the area if they know anything.

“Two people are in custody as we look to establish the circumstances of what we believe was a targeted attack.

“Although this will have been an extremely traumatic incident, both for the victim and any witnesses, we are hopeful that she will make a full recovery.

“If you saw what happened or anyone making off on a bike at the time, check your devices and pass on any information as soon as possible. We will continue to take action to find those responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 24000390955.

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