Friday, January 01, 2010
Those Loveable Scousers
A gas engineer was attacked by four men while he was carrying out emergency repairs to a suspected leak in a Liverpool street.
The man suffered injuries to his head and body in the unprovoked assault on Carnation Road, Walton.
He had been repairing a pipe when the men demanded his van keys, assaulting him when he refused.
Police said the man had since been discharged from hospital, but was left very shaken.
The offenders are described as being white, aged between 16 to 18 years and of average build. All four wore dark hooded jackets.
Det Con Andy Bason, leading the investigation, said: "This was a cowardly and unprovoked attack on a man who was carrying out an emergency repair.
"We are making extensive inquiries to identify the offenders and will do all we can to catch these men and put them before the courts.
"Behaviour such as this is extremely dangerous and will not be tolerated."
Merseyside police are appealing for witnesses to the attack, which happened at about 2000 GMT on Saturday.
From the BBC