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Three held after St Helens town centre 'assault'
3:25pm Friday 12th October 2012 in News
THREE men have been arrested in connection with the alleged assault of a man and a woman in St Helens town centre this afternoon (Friday, October 12).
Emergency services were called to flats on Hardshaw Street, above Barclays Bank, at about 12.15pm following reports of an attack.
Officers found a 22-year-old man with injuries to his head and a woman with bruising to her face.
An ambulance and three police cars were stationed outside the flats.
A police spokesman said: “Both have been taken to hospital for treatment. At this time their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
“Three men, aged 22, 31 and 32 and all from St Helens, were arrested nearby on suspicion of assault.
“The scene has been cordoned off, house-to-house enquiries are taking place and an investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is underway."
Groups of shoppers stopped at the scene to inquire about what had happened.
One bystander: “There was a man walking up and down the street hurling abuse at anyone who walked by, including old people. He was effing and jeffing at everyone.
“It was horrible really. I don’t know whether it was connected but shortly afterwards lots of police arrived.”
All three men remain in police custody.