Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a staff member was wounded by a knife during an armed robbery at a service station on Thursday 15 September.

At around 5am, a man armed with a knife entered Shell Service Station on Hoylake Road in Moreton. He jumped over the counter and punched a staff member, before stealing the staff member’s rucksack and a number of cigarettes. During the incident, the staff member sustained a superficial cut to his hand from the knife. The man is believed to have made off on foot towards Moreton Cross.

The man is described as white, around 20 years of age, with a black moustache and stubble. He is believed to have been wearing a dark hooded top with his face covered. CCTV and forensic enquiries are ongoing at the scene.

Wirral detective chief inspector Paul Sutcliffe said: “If you were in the area, on foot or driving past, and saw a man matching this description on Hoylake Road around 5.00am, call us immediately.

“Thankfully the member of staff was not more seriously injured, but this was an appalling attack which would have been an extremely distressing experience.

“We are determined to find the man responsible and bring him to justice so provide any details, however small, which could be vital in our investigation.”

Anyone who has information which could help the police with their inquiries can contact Wirral CID on 0151 777 2265, call 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.