Murder investigation launched in Liverpool city centre

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following a fatality in Liverpool city centre on Saturday 16 April.

At around 5.50pm, emergency services were called to an internet café on London Road after a report that an 18-year-old male had been assaulted.

Officers attended and an ambulance took the victim to hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead.

Detective Chief Inspector Terry Davies said, It is with great sadness that we confirm that an 18-year-old male has died following an incident in Liverpool city centre this evening (Saturday 16 April). 

“We are in the very early stages of the investigation as we seek to establish what has taken place and who was involved.

“At the time of the incident, London Road would have been busy with people so I would ask anyone who was in the vicinity this evening at around 5.30pm onwards that saw or heard anything suspicious, or may have captured anything significant on their mobile phone, dashcam and CCTV to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information which could help us with our inquiries, is asked to DM @MerPolCC, message ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook’ or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 with reference 786 of 16 April.

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