Shop assistant’s face slashed in London Road assault

Police have issued an image of a male they would like to trace following an incident in Liverpool on Monday, 24 June, in which a shop assistant was assaulted.

At around 4.35pm, a male is reported to have entered Friend Mobile store on London Road and began arguing with and making threats towards a member of staff. He then reportedly slashed the staff member across the face with a knife.

The assistant, a man in his 20s, required hospital treatment for his injury.

The offender is believed to have made off on foot down Camden Street.

An investigation is underway and witness, forensic and CCTV enquiries are being carried out in the local area.

Merseyside Police has issued an image of a man who they believe could assist with the investigation.

Detective Inspector Neil Dillon said, “We are carrying out a number of lines of enquiry and would appeal to anyone who recognises the male pictured to contact us as a matter of urgency.

“We are also appealing to anyone who was in the area of London Road or Camden Street around 4.30pm yesterday who saw anything or has any information which could assist our investigation to get in touch.”

Anyone with information which could assist the investigation is asked to DM @MerPolCC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 24000556787.

Image: Merseyside Police

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