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Appeal after stabbing in Tuebrook

News   •   Aug 03, 2019 17:15 BST

We are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Tuebrook on Saturday (3 August 2019).

A report was received at 1.55pm that a 30-year-old man had been stabbed by two males to the torso following an altercation on the central reservation on Rocky Lane.

He has been taken to hospital and is being treated for a puncture wound to the stomach, and a laceration to the face. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The offenders reportedly made off on foot along Scorton Street, and officers are making efforts to locate the offenders.

A knife has been recovered from Belmont Drive and has been seized for forensic examination. Witness, CCTV and forensic enquires are ongoing.

A Section 60 stop and search order has been authorised for an area of Tuebrook, Clubmoor and Fairfield following this incident, and the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy in Newsham Park on Friday evening.

The order will begin at 4.30pm today (Saturday) and will conclude at 1am tomorrow (Sunday). Officers will be dedicated to policing the order, which gives officers powers to stop and search people in the area and gives them the ability to stop those people they believe may be carrying knives.

The Section 60 search area is shown on the below map and covers the area bounded by and including the footpaths of the following roads:  Belmont Road, Breck Road, Townsend Lane, Queens Drive, Moscow Drive, Green Lane, Prescot Road, Sheil Road and Belmont Road.

Section 60 is a power under the Criminal Justice and Public Order 1994 that allows police officers to stop and search. Where a Section 60 is in place, it means we can search anyone in a certain area, for example, when there is evidence that serious violence has taken place or may take place.

Chief Inspector Paul Sutcliffe said: “Our investigation into this incident is in its very early stages, but we believe it to be a targeted attack.

“Were you driving along Rocky Lane or Scorton Street at about 1.55pm this afternoon and saw or heard anything? Might you have dashcam footage of the incident, the offenders or the victim?

“If so you may have information or evidence that could prove vital in our effort to bring those responsible for this attack to justice, and we urge you to come forward.

“Anyone who brandishes a bladed weapon in public risks ruining not only the life of their victim, but their own life too. And statistics show that they are far more likely to become a victim of knife crime themselves.

“If you have any information on the possession or storage of knives or any weapons, please come forward directly or anonymously and, as we have continued to do this week, we will remove weapons and people who choose to use them from the streets.”

Anyone with information or dashcam or CCTV footage is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100427408 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.