Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a reported assault in Southport last night (Monday, 4 December).
A call was received at around 9.45pm that a group of youths had attacked a man in his 30s outside Asda on Derby Road, leaving him with leg and facial injuries.
The number of offenders is unknown however they were described as both male and female.
The youths dispersed across London Road and the victim was taken to hospital for further treatment. CCTV enquiries are on-going.
Local Policing Inspector Graham Fisher said: “This was a shocking attack outside a busy supermarket close to a main road. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the police.
“I’m sure people living in the area will be disgusted by this incident so I would appeal for them to help us bring the offenders to justice.
“If you remember seeing anything suspicious, or have heard any information since it happened, then please call us on 101 quoting reference number 0517311954 or leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”