Two sought following ‘cowardly’ city centre assault

Detectives issued CCTV images on Thursday, 21 March, of two people who could have information that may assist with their enquiries following an assault in Liverpool city centre.

At around 12.30am on Thursday, 8 February, it was reported that a fight broke out at McDonald’s on Ranelagh Street which began with altercation between a woman and a female member of staff.

It was reported that two female customers tried to intervene, but they had their hair pulled by the woman with one victim pulled to the floor which caused a cut to her head and grazed elbow.

An 18-year-old man tried to help his friends but was punched in the face by another male, causing three broken teeth and a black eye.

The two suspects then left the premises and got into a taxi.

Police say CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing to identify the suspects responsible, and detectives have issued two images of people they believe could assist with their investigation. 

Detective Inspector Chris Carlin said, “This was a cowardly attack where one victim sustained facial injuries and was left very shaken by the attack.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has information which can help with our investigation to please contact us.

“I am also appealing to the two people featured in the images, or anyone who recognises them to come forward. We believe they could hold information that could be vital to our continuing enquiries.” 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook with reference 24000155702.

You can also call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Image: Merseyside Polce

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