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Police appeal for witnesses after teenagers are assaulted in Woodchurch

Merseyside Police are appealing for information after an assault of two teenagers last week in Woodchurch.

At around 5.20pm on Monday, 30 October, the victims, aged 16 and 18, were walking along Woodland Road, near to the junction of Atherton Drive when they were approached by three unknown males. The suspects made demands for mobile phones and when this was refused, assaulted both victims.

After being taken home by a female member of the public who came to their aid, the 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital for surgery to a facial injury. The 18-year-old boy received minor injuries.

The first suspect is described a white, 17 years old, around 5ft 10in tall, with broad shoulders and a slim build. He was wearing a black tracksuit with matching bottoms and a hood over his head.

The second suspect is described as white, around 5ft 10 in tall, 17 years old, with a skinny build. He was wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a thin waterproof style jacket with a hood. The third suspect is described as white, around 5ft 10in tall, 17 years old, of a slim build. He was wearing dark grey tracksuit bottoms with a dark bubble style coat and a hood. He was holding a silver/grey bike with black handle grips and bars.

Detective Inspector Mike Dalton said: "This was a shocking and unprovoked assault which left a teenage boy requiring surgery. We are keen to speak to any witnesses and anyone who may have been in the area at the time. We also want to identify and speak to the woman who kindly took them home following the incident.

"We are determined to find those responsible and put them before the courts and I assure you that all information will be acted on."

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact detectives on 0151 777 2258 or you can call Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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