Child sees dad attacked in car terror

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Merseyside Police are hunting two men who smashed the windows of a car while a terrified child was sat inside.

The child’s father was also attacked as the offenders stole two bags in the back of the car. The victim, who is in his 30s, suffered bruising to his legs and arms and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The bags contained clothes and it is not known whether the offenders thought they contained cash as the robbery took place outside Barclay’s bank in Childwall Valley Road.

Officers were called to the scene at around 1.10pm on Monday after receiving reports that a man had been attacked by two men.

After smashing the car windows the offenders – described as two white men wearing masks and dark clothing – got into a silver VW Golf and drove off in the direction of Hunts Cross.

DI Neil Shaw said: “This was a brazen attack on a man outside a bank. The man’s child was in the car at the time of the incident and although uninjured was left very shaken by the ordeal.

“This kind of behaviour is clearly totally unacceptable and we hope that members of the public will help us to find the offenders so we can take them off our streets.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call detectives at Admiral Street CID on 0151 777 5322, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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