Contractor assaulted while putting up Christmas lights

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of punching a worker as he put up Prescot town centre’s Christmas lights.

The attack happened on Saturday, November 28 at about 1.15pm on High Street, Prescot.

A contractor was threatened and then punched to the face and head.

The man was not seriously hurt but was left shaken by the ordeal.

A 21-year-old man from Prescot has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

He has been taken to a police station in Merseyside to be interviewed.

Insp Graeme Webster has said: “This incident happened in the middle of the day on a busy street, and we are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact police.”

Anybody who has information that could assist police is asked to contact

officers at Prescot Police station on 0151 777 6574.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.