Three teenagers have appeared in court charged in connection with assaults and an attempted robbery over the weekend.
It follows two incidents on Saturday 11 June – an attack on a staff member at Grove Park Convenience Store in Hoylake, and the assault of a woman on the Cinder Path, off Drummond Road.
In a statement, Merseyside Police said: “At around 11am it was reported that a shopkeeper was assaulted by two males in Grove Park Convenience Store in Hoylake. The males made off from the scene.
“At around 1.30pm we received a report that a female was approached by a group of three males who assaulted her on the Cinder Path, off Drummond Road. Two of the male suspects were reported to be the same as the suspects in the assault at Grove Park Convenience Store.
“It was further reported that the group of males had attempted to steal a pedal bike and verbally abused people on the path.
“Patrols attended and, following CCTV enquiries, detained and arrested two males, aged 14 and 16, near West Kirby train station.
“Following an investigation, a third male, aged 15, was arrested at an address on Gresford Avenue. The address was searched and a knife was recovered.”
All three were taken into custody, questioned and charged by police, and appeared at Merseyside Youth Remand Court this morning.
A 16-year-old from Upton, a 15-year-old from Hoylake and a 14-year-old from Newton are accused of attempted robbery and a public order offence.
The 15-year-old is also charged with assault and possession of a blade. He was remanded in custody.
The 16-year-old and the 14-year-old were bailed.