TWO teenage boys have been arrested in connection with an alleged attack that has left a 44-year-old man with a broken leg.

The man suffered the injury on Junction Road, Rainford in the early hours of Sunday, February 10.

Police say it is believed that three men were approached by two teenage boys at 12.05am on Sunday, February 10.

Following an altercation, the three adults were assaulted.

The 44-year-old man sustained a broken leg, which required an operation, while a second 44-year-old man sustained a cut under his eye. A third man was unharmed.

A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, both from Rainford, were arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and common assault.

The 17-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.

They have both been released on bail and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone who has information which could help detectives with their enquiries can contact the Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.

People can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100040688, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555111.