Merseyside Police have arrested four males on suspicion of s18 assault following an incident in Victoria Road West, Crosby, last night, Saturday 2nd November.
A 51 year-old man, two 15 year-old boys and a 16 year-old boy are all in custody where they will be questioned by detectives,
Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses following reports a man was assaulted in Crosby last night, Saturday 2nd November.
At around 10.45pm a 22 year-old man is reported to have been cycling along Victoria Road West when a number of males got out of a small grey car and assaulted him. It Is believed one of the men was armed with a hammer.
The cyclist has been taken to hospital with serious injuries and remains in a critical condition.
An investigation is underway and house-to-house enquiries are being carried out in the local area.
One of the males involved is described as being in his 40s or 50s, of stocky build, with grey hair. The others are described as being teenagers.
Detective Chief Inspector Siobhan Gainer said: “This was a serious and violent assault which has left a man with significant injuries and I am determined to find the people responsible.
“Enquiries are currently being carried out into the circumstances of what took place in the lead up to this incident but I would ask anyone who saw the cyclist or the grey car, which was possibly a Volkswagen Golf, in the Crosby area, last night to contact us.”
“A number of people in the area came to the cyclist’s assistance following the assault but I would also like to speak to anyone who was driving past who may have seen or captured something significant on their dash-cam footage.”
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 19100640212.