A teen was attacked by two men last night (Friday, February 3) leaving him needing surgery for a broken jaw.
Merseyside Police said an 18-year-old man was riding his bike and stopped near to the junction of Myerscough Avenue and Southport Road in Bootle close to an electricity substation at around 9pm. Two white men, believed to be in their mid-20s, who were driving a white van with "Highway Maintenance" on the back are reported to have got out and assaulted the teen.
It is also believed they were armed with a metal bar. The victim suffered a broken jaw as a result. An investigation is now underway and CCTV enquiries are being carried out in the area.
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Detective Inspector Jay Halpin said: "This was a shocking and unprovoked attack on a man which resulted in him suffering a considerable facial injury which will require surgery. I am appealing for anyone who was in the area of Myerscough Avenue and Southport Road at around 9pm who saw or heard anything suspicious or has any information, to contact us.
"I would also ask any taxi or delivery driver who was in the area to check their dash cam footage to check if they captured anything significant."
Anyone with information is asked to direct message @MerPolCC on Twitter or call @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 23000100549.
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