Third arrest in connection with attempted murder of 16-year-old girl

Detectives have arrested a third person in connection with the attempted murder of a 16-year-old girl in Fairfield on Sunday, 28 April.

At around 9pm, a report was received of a girl being assaulted with a weapon outside Londos shop on Prescot Road. The victim, aged 16, sustained head injuries and was taken to hospital. She is recovering following treatment in hospital.

A 15-year-old boy from Anfield was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Wednesday, 1 May. He has been conditionally bailed as enquiries continue.

A 19-year-old man from Old Swan and a 14-year-old boy from Kensington were previously arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Both have been conditionally bailed.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Roberts said, “Extensive enquiries continue into this serious incident, and despite three arrests being made, we are still keen to hear from anyone who saw or knows anything which may assist.

“Any detail, no matter how insignificant you think it is, could be vital to this investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 24000390955.

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