Man injured during assault in Old Swan

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following an incident in Old Swan yesterday, Wednesday 27 April. 

At around 8.25pm, police received a report of an injured man on Ashton Street.

It was reported that a white Transit van and two males on pedal bikes were also seen on Ashton Street, travelling in the direction of Brookland Road West. 

At around 8.45pm a white Transit van was located on fire on Doric Road. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished the fire. 

Police attended and located the injured man, who reported he had been assaulted. He attended hospital for treatment for a non-life-threatening wound to his back. He was later discharged from hospital.

Officers remain on Ashton Street and Doric Road this morning while CCTV, forensic and house-to-house enquiries are carried out to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

Detective Inspector Gavin Mulcahy said, “We are working to establish the full circumstances of an incident on Ashton Street yesterday evening, which left a man injured.

“If you were in [the] Old Swan area yesterday evening and saw anything or anyone suspicious then please come forward and let us know. 

“Similarly if you were driving in the area around Ashton Street and Doric Road and have dashcam footage then please review it and let us know if you see anything.

“We believe those in the van and on bikes may be connected to the assault, and would be particularly keen to hear from anyone who has footage of them near the scene.

“Whether you come forward to us directly or anonymously, through Crimestoppers, please tell us know you know to help us keep our streets safer.” 

If you have any information, please message ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or call 101 with reference 22000289054.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at:


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