Appeal to find man after assault

Merseyside Police has a released CCTV stills of a man officers would like to speak to in connection with the assault of a woman in St Helens
Merseyside Police has a released CCTV stills of a man officers would like to speak to in connection with the assault of a woman in St Helens

POLICE are hunting a man in connection with an assault on a woman at a take-away in St Helens.

Merseyside Police has released CCTV stills of a man officers would like to speak to regarding the assault of a woman at McTucky’s, in Westfield Street, on Sunday July 5.

A 24-year-old woman was ordering food at around 2am when she and another male customer got into verbal altercation and she was punched in the face.

The offender has then left the premises.

The woman suffered soft tissue injuries to her lip, mouth, jaw and cheek.

Officers would urge the man pictured or anyone who recognises him to get in touch as they believe he may be able to assist them with their enquiries.

Sergeant Michael Jackson, said: “A 24-year-old woman sustained injuries to her face and has been left very shaken following her ordeal.

“Prior to the assault there was a verbal altercation between the woman and the offender. At this time the takeaway was extremely busy and someone will have seen what happened.

“We take incidents of this nature extremely seriously and we are appealing to anyone with any information about the person responsible for this attack to call us so we can take action against them.”

An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is on-going.

Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6065, 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.