Police seal off St Johns Precinct after men attack bus driver

Police descended on Liverpool city centre after a bus driver was attacked at St Johns Precinct.

The 64-year-old man was found with a head injury after being attacked by two men on Elliot Street on Sunday, June 26. The attackers are reported to have fled in the direction of Lime Street Station and were seen on CCTV heading towards Skelhorne Street at around 5.35pm.

One witness described seeing police and paramedics attending to a man on the pavement as they went to catch the bus last night. Merseyside Police said the bus driver was taken to hospital for treatment and an investigation is now underway.

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A police cordon was put in place around the bus stop opposite Wetherspoons on Elliot Street on Sunday as emergency services worked at the scene. Dozens of messages have been shared on social media following the assault as people wished the bus driver a speedy recovery.

A police spokesperson said: “At around 5.35pm yesterday afternoon, Sunday 26 June, officers were called to a report of an assault in Liverpool City Centre. A 64-year-old man was found at St Johns Precinct on Elliot Street and taken to hospital with a head injury after he was assaulted by two men.

“It was reported that the men fled in the direction of Lime Street Station and were seen on CCTV heading towards Skelhorne Street at around 5.35pm. A scene was in place on Elliot Street whilst emergency services were in the area and an investigation is underway.

“If you have any further information about this incident, please DM Merseyside Police’s social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ quoting log number 763 of 26 June.

“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.”

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