A WOMAN was the victim of an alleged sex attack near the war memorial on Lord Street last Sunday
The incident happened at around 11.10pm when a female was reported to have been assaulted on the grass area next to the war memorial.
The woman, although uninjured, was left shaken following her ordeal and was taken to hospital to get checked over.
Police say they have arrested a 24-year-old man from Birkdale on suspicion of rape.
He was placed in custody while police enquiries continued. Police say they want to thank members of the public who reported the incident so they could make a “swift arrest.” The area was taped off by officers and a cordon remained in place the following day on Monday, November 22 as police continued with the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.