Merseyside Police have issued a message of reassurance after a man suffered burns to his face after a liquid was thrown at him in a robbery.
Emergency services were called to Hawkshead Street at around 9.35 last night to a report of an assault.
It was reported that four people had assaulted a 49-year-old man by punching and kicking him before throwing an unknown substance in his face. They stole his phone and wallet.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment for burns to his face and eyes, he's said to be in a stable condition.
Police say the attackers were three males and a female aged 17-19.