Updated: Prescot Man Charged with Assault at Christmas Lights Switch-on
Update from Merseyside Police (2/12/15): Police investigating an assault on a man putting up Christmas lights in Prescot town centre on Saturday (28 November) have charged a man in connection with the offence.
21-year-old Jordan Mallett from Greenhall Court, Prescot has been charged with assault and bailed with conditions not to enter Prescot town centre.
A man from Prescot has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a worker who was putting up Christmas lights in the town centre.
The victim was not badly hurt but was left shaken by the attack, which happened as hundreds of visitors arrived in Prescot for Saturday 28 November’s Christmas Lights Switch-on event.
Bystanders say the man was threatened, then punched in the face and head.
A 21-year-old male has been taken into custody and is being questioned.
“This incident happened in the middle of the day on a busy street,” said Neighbourhood Inspector for Prescot and Halewood Graeme Webster, “and we are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact police.”
“Anybody who has information that could assist police is asked to contact Neighbourhood officers at Prescot Police Station on 0151 777 6574. Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
This year’s Prescot Christmas lights and the accompanying celebrations were organised and paid for by a unique community partnership of businesses, organisations and volunteers.