Restaurant staff victims of racist abuse on bikes and scooters

Thugs on bicycles and scooters racially assaulted and threatened staff with a knife at a Merseyside restaurant.

Officers were alerted to the incident on Derby Road, Huyton Village at 5.15pm on Sunday January 16.

It was reported that the youths addressed a racial slur at the staff, and one of the youths also threatened them with a small knife, described as a Swiss army knife.

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The thugs would have fled on bicycles.

Officers attended the scene and, following a pursuit, detained and arrested a teenage boy.

A 14-year-old boy, from Huyton, was arrested on suspicion of fighting, a racially aggravated public order offence, possession of a bladed item in public, dangerous cycling, harassment and non – stop for the police.

He was taken into custody for questioning and has since been released on bail with conditions not to go within 100 yards of Derby Road.

Knowsley Community Policing Superintendent Karl Baldwin said: “Local officers are working tirelessly to keep Huyton Village free from anti-social behaviour.

“Yesterday’s arrest shows that we will not stand idly by and allow people to carry knives and threaten their safety and the safety of others.

“Our message to those who might consider carrying a knife is clear: it’s just not worth the risk. Every day we patrol, make stops, execute warrants, do everything we can to arrest offenders and bring them to court.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Merseyside Police Social Media Office via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC with reference 22000036574.

You can also call 101 or 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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