Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home News UK

'Racially aggravated assault' on boy at Liverpool Cathedral

A 13-year-old boy was kicked by a man in a "racially aggravated assault" during a church service at Liverpool Cathedral, police have said.

Merseyside Police released an image of a man they wish to speak to following the alleged incident on December 6, at around 11am.

The teenager who was left "very distressed", suffered a minor injury.

A full investigation has been launched and a number of lines of enquiry are being pursued.

Detective Constable Joanne Brough, of the specialist Sigma Hate Crime team, said: "We are treating this as a racially aggravated assault and specialist officers from the force's Sigma team are conducting enquiries.

"The victim thankfully only suffered a minor injury but has been left very distressed following this incident.

"I am sure the local community would agree that this type of behaviour is not acceptable, especially in a place of worship and has no place on Merseyside. I would therefore ask anyone who has any information about this incident or who recognises this man to get in contact."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Liverpool Sigma team on 0151 777 4048 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph