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Police have released CCTV of a group of teenage boys they want to speak to about an assault and robbery outside a McDonalds restaurant in Liverpool.
The incident happened outside the McDonalds on Aigburth Road, close to its junction with Ullet Road and Dingle Lane.
The 16-year-old victim and his 14-year-old friend were cycling past when one member of a group sat at the outside seating area of the McDonalds approached him.
The victim got off his bike and was hit in the arm with a wooden stick. Other members of the group then gathered around the victim and he was hit on the head with another implement.
One offender then rode off on his £500 mountain bike and the other people involved ran off along Aigburth Road in the direction of the shops opposite Lark Lane.
The victim and his friend sought help from a Police Community Support Officer and patrols were called. He suffered a cut to his head and dizziness following the assault. His friend was shaken but uninjured.
Patrols searched the area and seized CCTV from the McDonalds and surrounding area.
Detectives are now keen to hear from anyone who recognises any of the people in the CCTV as they may have information that could the investigation.
Detective Constable Chris Cook from Liverpool CID said: “This was a really nasty an unprovoked attack on a young man who was cycling past with his friend. They have been set upon and hit with some sort of weapon which the offenders may have been hiding under their clothing. It happened at 3pm on Thursday 12th May when the McDonalds was busy and many pedestrians and cars were going past. I am sure someone out there will recognise the youths in the CCTV and be able to give me the information I need to progress this investigation. If you do know something, do the right thing and pass it on.”
Call Liverpool CID on 0151 777 4065 or leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Source: Merseyside Police
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