POLICE | Liverpool council ranger in hospital for surgery after assault and police seek man to help with inquiries

Detectives are appealing for your help after the serious assault of a Liverpool council ranger earlier this week.

Just before 12.30pm on Tuesday, April 9, two council rangers were walking along Norfolk Serviceway when they were confronted by two occupants of a white Subaru WRX Impreza.

It's alleged the passenger approached one of the rangers, a man, 35, and punched his face, knocking him out and causing him to fall.

Witnesses intervened before the pair fled and emergency services were alerted.

The ranger was taken to Liverpool hospital with serious facial injuries and is due to have surgery today.

The second ranger wasn't injured.

Liverpool police officers established a crime scene and began investigating the assault.

Inquiries continue and detectives have released images of a man they believe can help with inquiries.

The man in the images is described as being of Middle Eastern or Mediterranean appearance, with short black hair and wearing a black Nike long-sleeved top.

Police have also released an image of the car the men were in at the time. The registration plate was found to be fraudulent.

KierstenFishburn, chief executive of Liverpool council, is due to address media this morning, along with Detective Inspector DeanJohnstone, Liverpool crime manager.

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