CCTV appeal following racially-aggravated assault in Wirral

Detectives have issued an image of a man who may have information following a racially-aggravated assault in Birkenhead in May.

At around 11pm on Saturday 22 May, the victim was walking through Birkenhead Bus Station with a friend when two men and a woman began to shout abuse towards them. They ran back towards the bus station at which point he was punched to the head, before other members of the public intervened. 

Detective Inspector Tom Clarke said, “We think the man pictured could have information to assist this investigation.

“We believe that the victim was targeted due to his race, which is absolutely abhorrent, and we’re determined to find those responsible and put them before the courts. Violence and hate crime will never be tolerated so tell us what you know.”

If you have witnessed a hate crime, or have any information, please contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police Contact Centre. You can also call 101. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to use reference 21000330767.

If, for any reason, you do not wish to the report to the police, the independent charity Stop Hate UK to run a 24/7 confidential helpline for all victims of hate crime on 0800 138 1625 or www.stophateuk.org. You can also download the Stop Hate UK reporting app on Google Play or the Apple App Store

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