Liverpool Samaritan's face slashed helping elderly man

A 15-year-old boy was slashed across the face after coming to the aid of an elderly man who was being assaulted in Liverpool city centre.

The victim was on a bus when he spotted the attack being carried out by two men and a woman on the corner of Duke Street and Berry Street on Sunday.

The boy intervened but was attacked with a drink can, causing a cut which needed hospital treatment.

A man was arrested but police still need to trace witnesses.

The elderly man, who has not been identified, was led away by members of the public.

'Cowardly attack'

Insp Eddie Cowan said: "The 15-year-old boy was very brave to try to intervene in this cowardly attack of an elderly man whose attackers then turned on the boy himself.

"We are appealing for anyone with any information about this incident to contact us so we can bring these people to justice.

"We would also like to speak to the elderly man and ask him to call us so we can help to prosecute those responsible for attacking him."

Detectives are questioning a 32-year-old man, from the Kensington area, on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH).

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