Police pelted with bottles as night of celebration in Liverpool turns violent

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has expressed dismay after video footage emerged showing bottles being thrown at police officers who were trying to help an injured man.

The footage shows police trying to dodge the missiles thrown during celebrations at Pier Head on Friday night.

"Police officers were attacked and injured, they are public servants doing their job. Absolutely shocking behaviour no excuses. If anybody knows anyone please identify them to the Police."

Joe Anderson - Liverpool Mayor

"Officers came under attack with people throwing bottles and glasses at them. They had to have medical treatment, they are dedicated and professional officers and I am really proud of them, they stayed on duty to the end of the operation because of their commitment to public safety."

Jon Roy - Chief Constable of Merseyside Police