Unsolved crimes these CCTV images could help solve

CCTV images have been released in a bid to help detectives working on some of Merseyside’s unsolved crimes. These range from a “brutal” attack on a homeless man to violent scenes in a pub which left an innocent drinker with a fractured jaw. In the last week Merseyside Police has released images of people they want to trace as they probe the crimes – believing those pictured in the close circuit television may have crucial information to assist the ongoing investigations.

As well as the sickening attacks police are also hoping the CCTV will benefit other probes including a bungled burglary attempt and the theft of a lorry full of food. Here are the CCTV appeals in more detail. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what’s on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here

Homeless man brutally attacked while sitting outside shop

Detectives issued CCTV stills of a woman and a man they want to trace after a homelessman was kicked and punched in a brutal attack by thugs as he sat outside a in Walton convenience store.

The defenceless victim was put in hospital. The homeless man, aged in his 40s, was sat outside Booze and More on County Road when he was set upon. Detectives say the victim was kicked and punched by two people from a group stood outside the convenience store.

After what police termed an “unprovoked” and “brutal” attack, the victim needed hospital treatment for injuries to his back, head and arm. The violence erupted around 4.25pm on Friday, December 18. Merseyside Police believe the two people captured on close circuit television may have information into the attack.

CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing. Enter your postcode below to find the latest figures where you live: If you recognise the people in the CCTV images or witnessed the incident, please contact the police’s social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘ Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 20000768504.

Attempted burglary

Officers are hoping to identify a cap-wearing man captured on CCTV who they hope to speak to in relation to an attempted burglary.

Merseyside Police has released a selection of CCTV images of the man they want to speak to.

a man with his mouth open: Police want to speak to this man believing he may have information following an attempted burglary in Claremount Road, Liscard (C) Merseyside Police Police want to speak to this man believing he may have information following an attempted burglary in Claremount Road, Liscard

Officers believe the man, pictured clutching a mobile phone “may have information” as they probe an attempted break-in bid in Liscard. The attempted burglary took place in Claremount Road at a property on Wednesday, January 20. Anyone with information can contact Merseyside Police online HERE.

Alternatively via @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 with reference 21000043391.

HGV full of food stolen

Police have released CCTV images of three men they want to question after a HGV full of food was stolen. Detectives investigating the burglary in Rainford issued images of the men they want to speak to in connection to the theft. The burglary took place at around 2.30am on Monday, January 4.

Four men are reported to have broken into an address on Maggots Nook Road and taken a lorry containing a large amount of food. The investigation is ongoing and detectives are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch. Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness said: “A significant amount of goods were stolen following a burglary at an address in Rainford and I would ask anyone with information to come forward.

“We are particularly keen to speak to the three men pictured as we believe they may have vital information to assist the investigation, and would ask them, or anyone who recognises them, to please come forward.” If you have any information, CCTV or dashcam footage from the area, please contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref.

21000007183 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man left with fractured jaw in unprovoked pub attack

A man drinking in a pub with friends was left with a fractured jaw after being set upon in a sickening unprovoked attack. Detectives released a grainy CCTV image of a man “who may hold important information” after the serious assault in Maghull.

Police acknowledge the image is of low quality but hope it could help trace the man pictured as they think he may have information to assist the probe into the violent scenes in the Meadows Hotel pub.

a man standing in front of a mirror: Police have released a grainy CCTV image of a man they think may have information after an assault at the Meadows Hotel pub in Maghull (C) Merseyside Police Police have released a grainy CCTV image of a man they think may have information after an assault at the Meadows Hotel pub in Maghull

Officers say the victim was enjoying a drink with friends in the Liverpool Road South venue when he was punched which left him with a fractured a jaw. The attack happened around 10pm on Saturday, September 19, last year. Door staff at the location ejected a suspect and enquiries have been ongoing to find those responsible.

Detective Constable Neil Jones said: “”This was a shocking and unprovoked assault which left the victim seriously injured, and we’re doing all we can to bring the person responsible to justice.”

If you recognise this man or witnessed the incident, contact the police’s social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 20000569174.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

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