Man Assaulted near Rainhill Churchyard

By on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

police tapeDetectives are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Rainhill this evening (Tuesday 5 January 2016).

At about 6.30pm, officers received a report of a man in his 20s being assaulted by two males as he walked on St James Road close to the graveyard of St Ann’s church.

The two offenders then made off on foot through the graveyard.

The victim was taken to hospital to be treated for small puncture wounds to his head, torso and arm. His condition is described as stable and his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A forensic examination of the scene is underway, and CCTV opportunities are being explored in the local area. House-to-house enquiries have also taken place.

Detective Inspector Paul Grounds said: “This was a shocking attack, and I am sure the community will share our determination to make sure those responsible are brought to justice.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault, or who was in the area this evening and  may have seen anyone acting suspiciously before or immediately after this incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6049 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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