Teens arrested following knifepoint robbery in city centre

Merseyside Police has arrested two males following a robbery and assault in Liverpool on Sunday, 6 March. 

At around 5.35pm we received a report that a 15-year-old male had been assaulted in Q-Park on Liver Street, Liverpool City centre. 

It was reported that two males were riding their pedal bikes on the top floor of Q-Park when they were approached by a group of male youths. 

One of the males was reported to have been assaulted by the youths, one of whom was reported to have produced a knife. 

The youths were reported to have stolen the two bikes and then made off from the scene. 

Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to hospital for a serious but non-life-threatening head injury. 

Following a police investigation, two 14-year-old males, both from Liverpool, were arrested on suspicion of Section 18 Assault and theft of a pedal cycle. 

They were questioned by police and have now been bailed with conditions not to enter Liverpool City Centre. 

CCTV, witness and forensic enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact police. 

Detective Inspector Chris Saidi said, “This was an appalling incident, leaving a boy injured in hospital. 

“The use of weapons is reckless and will not be tolerated, and can have devastating consequences, not only for the victim and their family but also for the offenders involved.

“We have unfortunately in recent months seen the catastrophic consequences of knife crime in our city centre and we simply won’t stand by and allow people to carry knives and threaten the safety of themselves and others.

“While two arrests have been made in this incident, enquiries remain ongoing and we would urge anyone in the L1 area on Sunday evening who saw anything or anyone suspicious to come forward. 

“Similarly if you were driving in the L1 area or on Wapping or the Strand and have dashcam footage then please review it and let us know. Any information you hold could be vital to our enquiries.

“We will act on all information reported to us around knife crime, and I want to appeal to anyone with information about knife crime in Merseyside, or this incident in particular, to please get in touch.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information can contact police by DM via the social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 22000159254. 

You can also contact the independent charity Crime stoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information

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