Man arrested over attack outside pub

Man arrested over attack outside pub

by Tom Martin (June 2022)

A MAN from Wigan has been arrested over the incident when a man was slashed across the face outside a pub in Litherland in December last year.

The Champion reported at the time how the victim was attacked outside the Jubilee Inn, on Hatton Hill Road, on December 18 at around 10pm.

The victim was taken to hospital for a serious injury to his face. He has since been discharged and is recovering.

The suspect was reported to have made off from the scene in a black Volvo S60.

Following an extensive police investigation, officers located the suspect, a 29-year-old man, at an address in the Wigan area on Thursday, June 23.

He was detained and, following a search of the property, officers located a small amount of suspected cannabis and a large amount of cash.

The man was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 Wounding, Possession of a Class B Drug and Possession of Criminal Property. He was taken into custody and will be questioned by police.

Detective Inspector Jay Halpin said: “The arrest shows that we will leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of those who commit such horrendous acts of violence on the streets of Merseyside.

“I hope this arrests sends a message to those who think that violence is acceptable in our communities that we will find you and bring you to justice.

“Even though some months have passed, rest assured, our investigations into the incident outside the Jubilee Inn remain ongoing.

“With the public’s help, we can make our streets safer. If you have any information on this incident or, any violent crime, then please let us know, either directly, or through Crimestoppers.”

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