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Police appeal for witnesses following assault on Wirral Way

By Emma Gunby at

Detectives are appealing for information following an assault in West Kirby yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 19 June.

At around 4.40pm, officers were called to the Wirral Way, by the junction of Church Road and Westbourne Road, to reports that a man had been assaulted by a cyclist.

It was reported that an altercation had taken place between the victim and two cyclists before the victim was allegedly punched in the head, but not seriously injured.

Wirral Way sign

Wirral Way

The suspect is described as white, in his 30s, wearing a yellow vest, and both men are believed to have ridden off in the direction of Heswall.

Community Policing Chief Inspector Nick Gunatilleke said: “The exact circumstances are unclear at this stage but there is alleged to have been an altercation on the path before a punch was thrown.

“If you were passing and saw anything, or two cyclists riding close to this location at the time, please come forward with what you know and we will take the necessary action.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC or 101 with reference 19100321563 or you can contact Crimestoppers UK anonymously on 0800 555 111.