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Police: Town centre head-butt attack was racially motivated
5:59pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
A TEENAGER who was sitting with his girlfriend on a town centre bench had his nose broken after being head-butted in a racially motivated attack.
The couple were at Ormskirk Street, St Helens, near to the NatWest Bank, when a group of four or five teenagers approached them.
One of them hurled abuse and butted the victim before fleeing towards Church Street. The victim suffered bruising and a broken nose.
The 17-year-old was treated in hospital Detective Constable Michelle Cliffe said: “We believe this was a completely unprovoked attack on a boy who was just minding his own business.
“As well as the physical injuries he suffered, this must have been very distressing for him and his partner and I'd ask for anyone with any information to get in contact.”
The attacker is described as 17 to 18 years of age, of muscular build and around 6ft tall.
He had closely cut brown hair and was wearing a grey Adidas tracksuit with a blue logo on the front.
CCTV is being examined from the area and enquiries are on-going.
Detectives from St Helens Hate Crime Investigation Unit team are appealing for information about the assault, which happened at Tuesday, October 1 at 1.10pm.
Contact St Helens SIGMA team on 0151 777 6063 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.