Man battered and left unconscious in Birkenhead town centre as he walked with his niece

Man battered and left unconscious in Birkenhead town centre as he walked with his niece

Man battered and left unconscious in Birkenhead town centre as he walked with his niece

First published in News

A man was attacked by a gang of thugs and left with a broken eye socket, fractured jaw, broken nose and shattered cheek bone as he walked with his niece in Birkenhead.

Police found the 26-year-old victim lying unconscious in Birkenhead town centre in the early hours of Sunday,  July 20.

The pair had been walking along Milton Pavement at around 12.30am when they were joined by a group of five men, who began talking to them.

An argument took place and the man was then punched to the ground, beaten and left unconsciousness.

The five attackers fled the scene.

The victim was taken by ambulance to hospital.  He has since been discharged with a broken eye socket, fractured jaw, broken nose and shattered cheek bone.

Detective Constable Chris O’Connor said: "We are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen something to contact us.

"We are particularly keen to speak to two women who alerted the officers to the assault.”

A full investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information should contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 2264 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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3:32pm Wed 6 Aug 14

rover600 says...

Surely that whole area is under CCTV coverage?
Surely that whole area is under CCTV coverage? rover600
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6:12pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Thepleb says...

Yes there is cctv but nobody is monitoring it as the council took the wise decision to sack all of the cctv control room operators this year and pass the monitoring over to Merseyside police who haven't the staff to constantly monitor the system due to them taking incoming calls and also no knowledge or experience of the system.
The cctv control room operators fully informed senior council officers what would happen when this ludicrous decision was made and the public's safety would be something that would be affected.
And to finish Wirral Council still pay the full cost for all the cctv and repairs just don't want to pay for professional staff to do the job absolute madness
Yes there is cctv but nobody is monitoring it as the council took the wise decision to sack all of the cctv control room operators this year and pass the monitoring over to Merseyside police who haven't the staff to constantly monitor the system due to them taking incoming calls and also no knowledge or experience of the system. The cctv control room operators fully informed senior council officers what would happen when this ludicrous decision was made and the public's safety would be something that would be affected. And to finish Wirral Council still pay the full cost for all the cctv and repairs just don't want to pay for professional staff to do the job absolute madness Thepleb
  • Score: 10

10:29am Thu 7 Aug 14

spamfiend says...

Thepleb wrote:
Yes there is cctv but nobody is monitoring it as the council took the wise decision to sack all of the cctv control room operators this year and pass the monitoring over to Merseyside police who haven't the staff to constantly monitor the system due to them taking incoming calls and also no knowledge or experience of the system.
The cctv control room operators fully informed senior council officers what would happen when this ludicrous decision was made and the public's safety would be something that would be affected.
And to finish Wirral Council still pay the full cost for all the cctv and repairs just don't want to pay for professional staff to do the job absolute madness
There is actually CCTV for that particular area and is controlled by the Precinct's own security within the suite inside the Pyramids but the area is classed as private property and doesn't come under the jurisdiction of the Police for monitoring . Problem being there would have only been a couple of the guards on duty at that time into Sunday morning and they could only phone the police themselves if they did witness the attack. I did see that the area outside the charity shops was taped up on Sunday morning with a couple of officers there as well.

Hope the guy makes a full and swift recovery though.
[quote][p][bold]Thepleb[/bold] wrote: Yes there is cctv but nobody is monitoring it as the council took the wise decision to sack all of the cctv control room operators this year and pass the monitoring over to Merseyside police who haven't the staff to constantly monitor the system due to them taking incoming calls and also no knowledge or experience of the system. The cctv control room operators fully informed senior council officers what would happen when this ludicrous decision was made and the public's safety would be something that would be affected. And to finish Wirral Council still pay the full cost for all the cctv and repairs just don't want to pay for professional staff to do the job absolute madness[/p][/quote]There is actually CCTV for that particular area and is controlled by the Precinct's own security within the suite inside the Pyramids but the area is classed as private property and doesn't come under the jurisdiction of the Police for monitoring . Problem being there would have only been a couple of the guards on duty at that time into Sunday morning and they could only phone the police themselves if they did witness the attack. I did see that the area outside the charity shops was taped up on Sunday morning with a couple of officers there as well. Hope the guy makes a full and swift recovery though. spamfiend
  • Score: 0

12:02pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Thepleb says...

spamfiend wrote:
Thepleb wrote:
Yes there is cctv but nobody is monitoring it as the council took the wise decision to sack all of the cctv control room operators this year and pass the monitoring over to Merseyside police who haven't the staff to constantly monitor the system due to them taking incoming calls and also no knowledge or experience of the system.
The cctv control room operators fully informed senior council officers what would happen when this ludicrous decision was made and the public's safety would be something that would be affected.
And to finish Wirral Council still pay the full cost for all the cctv and repairs just don't want to pay for professional staff to do the job absolute madness
There is actually CCTV for that particular area and is controlled by the Precinct's own security within the suite inside the Pyramids but the area is classed as private property and doesn't come under the jurisdiction of the Police for monitoring . Problem being there would have only been a couple of the guards on duty at that time into Sunday morning and they could only phone the police themselves if they did witness the attack. I did see that the area outside the charity shops was taped up on Sunday morning with a couple of officers there as well.

Hope the guy makes a full and swift recovery though.
There are three cctv cameras in that vicinity paid for by the council and used by Merseyside Police, as already mentioned problem being nobody is monitor them.
[quote][p][bold]spamfiend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thepleb[/bold] wrote: Yes there is cctv but nobody is monitoring it as the council took the wise decision to sack all of the cctv control room operators this year and pass the monitoring over to Merseyside police who haven't the staff to constantly monitor the system due to them taking incoming calls and also no knowledge or experience of the system. The cctv control room operators fully informed senior council officers what would happen when this ludicrous decision was made and the public's safety would be something that would be affected. And to finish Wirral Council still pay the full cost for all the cctv and repairs just don't want to pay for professional staff to do the job absolute madness[/p][/quote]There is actually CCTV for that particular area and is controlled by the Precinct's own security within the suite inside the Pyramids but the area is classed as private property and doesn't come under the jurisdiction of the Police for monitoring . Problem being there would have only been a couple of the guards on duty at that time into Sunday morning and they could only phone the police themselves if they did witness the attack. I did see that the area outside the charity shops was taped up on Sunday morning with a couple of officers there as well. Hope the guy makes a full and swift recovery though.[/p][/quote]There are three cctv cameras in that vicinity paid for by the council and used by Merseyside Police, as already mentioned problem being nobody is monitor them. Thepleb
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4:39am Fri 8 Aug 14

Carehaul says...

Erm, how about police walking around......... Just a thought.

And it's bum holes like this that make folks want to stay away from the area, well done scumbags and well done police for not patrolling areas close to town after the pubs and clubs kick out.

Ps, my camera at home has a thing called record.....

No wonder peel holdings are dragging their feet
Erm, how about police walking around......... Just a thought. And it's bum holes like this that make folks want to stay away from the area, well done scumbags and well done police for not patrolling areas close to town after the pubs and clubs kick out. Ps, my camera at home has a thing called record..... No wonder peel holdings are dragging their feet Carehaul
  • Score: 2

4:42am Fri 8 Aug 14

Carehaul says...

And you would rather watch folks bumping uglies on camera ( see other news article ) and arrest them ( deserved ) but a poor bloke gets the living crap kicked out of him and nobody sees it, a joke.

Get well soon dude and I hope the hang the scumbags
And you would rather watch folks bumping uglies on camera ( see other news article ) and arrest them ( deserved ) but a poor bloke gets the living crap kicked out of him and nobody sees it, a joke. Get well soon dude and I hope the hang the scumbags Carehaul
  • Score: 5

7:05pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Positive thinker says...

Horrible filthy bits of scum,hopefully what's comes around goes around
Horrible filthy bits of scum,hopefully what's comes around goes around Positive thinker
  • Score: 3

7:11am Mon 18 Aug 14

jay744 says...

Yet more evidence that Wirral's CCTV is a waste of money.

The budget for maintenance is £87,100 per annum and transmission costs for images are £52,829 per annum. That means the council are spending £140,000 a year on CCTV! Yet almost every week somebody is mugged, or beaten or worse in Birkenhead!

When are we going to have a proper visible Police presence in Birkenhead?

The council seems to have limitless money to spend on its councillors to attend mayor Making Ceremonys and the Open Golf at Hoylake. And to waste on CCTV that it doesn't even monitor.

Where are the Police? Where? Why can't the money be spent on visible Police patrols? Why not? Is there anybody on Wirral Council who gives a sxxt?
Yet more evidence that Wirral's CCTV is a waste of money. The budget for maintenance is £87,100 per annum and transmission costs for images are £52,829 per annum. That means the council are spending £140,000 a year on CCTV! Yet almost every week somebody is mugged, or beaten or worse in Birkenhead! When are we going to have a proper visible Police presence in Birkenhead? The council seems to have limitless money to spend on its councillors to attend mayor Making Ceremonys and the Open Golf at Hoylake. And to waste on CCTV that it doesn't even monitor. Where are the Police? Where? Why can't the money be spent on visible Police patrols? Why not? Is there anybody on Wirral Council who gives a sxxt? jay744
  • Score: 1

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