Man suffers serious head injury during assault in Bootle

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a serious assault in Bootle last night (Wednesday 8 February).

At around 10.40pm, it was reported that a man aged in his 40s was approached on Spenser Street by an unknown male who was dressed in all-black clothing and wearing a face covering.

The assailant then assaulted the man, causing a serious head injury. The suspect then fled the area on the victim’s bike.

The victim was taken to hospital where he is in a critical but stable condition.

Police are in the early stages of an investigation and are appealing to anyone with information to get in touch.

In particular, police are keen to speak with a potential witness after it was reported that a taxi had been driven onto Spenser Street at around this time.

Detective Chief Inspector Ben Dyer said, “This was a violent assault which has left a man in hospital with a serious head injury. We simply will not stand by and allow people to harm and threaten the safety of others in our community.

“If you live on Spenser Street and either witnessed this attack or captured it on smart doorbell footage, then please get in touch.

“If you were driving in the Spenser Street area last night at around 10.40pm and have dashcam footage then please review it and if you see anything, including the bike or the offender, please let us know.

“We believe that a taxi driver was on Spenser Street at around this time and could be a potential witness, so if this was you, or you know who it was, please come forward.

“Tell us what you know about this incident and we’ll take positive action to find this offender and bring him to justice.”

If you have any information, please contact Merseyside Police via @MerPolCC on Twitter or Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook, with reference 23000115035.

You can also pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or contact them via their online form at:

Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.


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