Man punched in face in unprovoked attack in Birkenhead

Wirral Globe: Man punched in face in unprovoked attack in Birkenhead Man punched in face in unprovoked attack in Birkenhead

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a Wirral man fell victim to an unprovoked attack in Birkenhead.

Police were called to Whetstone Lane at around 8pm on Tuesday after reports that a man had been assaulted.

The 49-year-old had been walking along the road, close to McDonalds, when a teenager approached him and punched him in the face, leaving him with facial injuries that needed hospital treatment.

It is believed that the attacker – said to be around 16-years-old – was with a large group of teenagers at the time of the assault.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: “Officers were called to Whetstone Lane following a report that a man had been assaulted.

"Patrols attended and witnesses from the area have been spoken with and CCTV is being examined. An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is ongoing.”

The attacker is 5ft 8ins, with short cropped hair, wearing a blue waterproof jacket and black tracksuit bottoms.

Anyone with information should call Wirral CID on 0151 777 2265 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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9:27am Wed 29 Jan 14

katryn says...

hope the thug is caught!
hope the thug is caught! katryn
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2:14pm Wed 29 Jan 14

JJDunn says...

That was my dad and it wasn't one lad who hit him, a few of them did. The police who questioned him at the hospital said there were more than a few. How can one teenager do that do his face and his ribs?
That was my dad and it wasn't one lad who hit him, a few of them did. The police who questioned him at the hospital said there were more than a few. How can one teenager do that do his face and his ribs? JJDunn
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2:07am Sun 2 Feb 14

porl112 says...

If CCTV doesn't help catch these thugs it will prove yet again that it is useless and what we need is Police on patrol.

I know Police like the canteen, and Councillors love fat backhanders from the security industry to install CCTV everywhere, but it doesn't actually seem to stop any crime does it?

STOP WASTING MONEY ON CCTV AND GIVE US REAL POLICE !
If CCTV doesn't help catch these thugs it will prove yet again that it is useless and what we need is Police on patrol. I know Police like the canteen, and Councillors love fat backhanders from the security industry to install CCTV everywhere, but it doesn't actually seem to stop any crime does it? STOP WASTING MONEY ON CCTV AND GIVE US REAL POLICE ! porl112
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2:09am Sun 2 Feb 14

porl112 says...

JJDunn wrote:
That was my dad and it wasn't one lad who hit him, a few of them did. The police who questioned him at the hospital said there were more than a few. How can one teenager do that do his face and his ribs?
I hope your Dad is okay.
[quote][p][bold]JJDunn[/bold] wrote: That was my dad and it wasn't one lad who hit him, a few of them did. The police who questioned him at the hospital said there were more than a few. How can one teenager do that do his face and his ribs?[/p][/quote]I hope your Dad is okay. porl112
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