CCTV appeal launched after man sustains fractured eye socket in robbery in his home
POLICE have launched an appeal after a 61-year-old man sustained a fractured eye socket in an assault in his own home in Aintree for a Rolex watch.
CCTV stills have been released of a man police believe could have information which would assist an investigation into the assault.
It was reported the man was assaulted on Sunday, January 13 this year.
The offender is believed to have befriended the victim and entered his home, before attacking the man.
The victim sustained multiple injuries including a fractured eye socket in the assault.
Officers are appealing to anyone who recognises the man to come forward.
Detective Inspector Paul Speight said: “This was a shocking attack which happened after the offender gained the confidence of the victim.
“It is particularly upsetting to think that he then betrayed that confidence and took advantage of the victim’s hospitality to attack him, leaving him with a serious injury to his eye.
“We are determined to bring the man responsible to justice. As well as causing physical injuries to the victim, he has clearly been left extremely traumatised by this incident.
“We appeal to anyone who recognises the men in the stills to contact police as we continue to investigate.”
Anyone who recognises the man in the images should contact the Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.
People can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100012902 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.