Attack investigation: Police want to speak to this man

Attack investigation: Police want to speak to this man

by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

CCTV images have been released of a man who detectives believe may be able to assist enquiries into an assault in Southport in February.

At around 1am on Friday, February 28, officers were called to The Avenue bar on Scarisbrick Avenue, after it was reported a man had assaulted a member of door staff with a glass after being asked to leave following a disturbance. The victim sustained serious but non-life threatening facial injuries.

A second man and a woman were also asked to leave by another member of door staff, who was also assaulted, sustaining a minor injury.

Joseph Johns, 33 and Chelsea Johns, 24, both of Willow Way, Liverpool were arrested and have been charged with section 39 assault and are due to appear at Sefton Magistrates court on Wednesday, September 9. Detectives are continuing to appeal for information and are keen to speak to the man pictured, right, as he may have vital information to assist the investigation. Detective Inspector Paul Gillies said: “We have arrested and charged two people in connection with this incident, however an investigation is ongoing after one doorman sustained serious facial injuries, and we believe that the man pictured may have information to assist enquiries.

“Although a few months have passed, we know the incident would’ve been shocking to witness and we know a number of people would’ve been in the bar and the general area at the time.

“I would ask anyone with information to please contact us.”

Anyone who recognises the man pictured, or has any information is asked to contact Merseyside Police or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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