Police issue fresh appeal for information following serious assault in New Brighton

Detectives investigating a serious assault on New Brighton promenade are issuing a new appeal for witnesses to come forward.

On Tuesday 12 January at around 7.10am, it was reported that a man in his 50s had been struck with a piece of wood near to The Black Pearl.

The victim remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Following enquires, two 15-year-old males were arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault. They have been released under investigation.

Detective Inspector Darren Taylor said, “We know there were a number of people on the prom at the time of this unprovoked attack, and we’re keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious in the area at the time.

“It might be that you were out walking your dog at the time, or you live nearby at have CCTV at your home. Anyone who was driving close to the scene around 7am Tuesday morning who has dash cam footage is also asked to come forward.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which could assist the investigation is asked to DM @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 21000023545.