Aintree Assault – man questioned after video uploaded to YouTube
Posted: April 14, 2015
Posted in: Criminal Injury and Assault
The assault of a 63-year-old man has been caught on video and posted on YouTube, prompting the suspect, a 34-year-old from Formby, Merseyside to hand himself in. The assault took place on Thursday evening, after the Grand National Race opening day festival. The victim was “shoulder barged” in a deliberate attack intended to knock him to the ground. Merseyside police have said that the victim of the assault suffered bruising to his face after falling on the road.
The suspect has been granted bail and the police are appealing for witnesses. A spokesman said: “Merseyside Police has been made aware of a video showing a man shoulder-barging another, older man, over in a road near to the Aintree racecourse”.
Police enquiries ongoing
“The incident is being treated as assault and officers are speaking to several people believed to have further information that could help the investigation.”
The footage, which was recorded on a mobile phone, was posted on YouTube and has since been removed. In the video, onlookers are filmed rushing to aid the victim and calling emergency services. The victim is known to come from Skelmersdale in Lancashire, and officers are planning to speak to him shortly after making contact with one of his relatives. Officers believe the incident shown in the video footage happened at around 7pm on Thursday 9th April in Ormskirk Road.
Police enquiries remain ongoing at this time.
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