'Devoted' carer left needing surgery after violent mugging in Southport

This article contains an image of Stephen's injuries.

A man has suffered "horrendous" facial injuries after being mugged in the street in Southport.

Stephen Newsome, who is the man carer for his disabled wife, had gone to get money out when he was stopped by two men on Scarisbrick New Road.

One was heard to say "No, don't stab him" before he was punched in the head, and left "covered in blood" on the roadside.

They stole his bike, money and phone - leaving him with a fractured eye socket, cheekbone and nose.

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Mr Newsome has now been told he will have to undergo surgery - and is worried about how he and his wife, who is dependent on him, will cope.

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His wife Kyrstal said Stephen's injuries were "a sickening blow".

"How anyone could to this to the man I rely on sickens me. Southport is a dangerous place now - we are afraid."

Police say they are searching for two men in their late 20s or early 30s.