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Four people arrested in connection with assault in Kirkby yesterday

News   •   Aug 14, 2019 10:14 BST

Detectives investigating an assault in Kirkby yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 13 August) have arrested a further two people in connection with the incident.

At 5pm, emergency services were called to Morston Avenue after a man in his 20s was found with slash wounds to his head, face and hand. He was treated at the scene and taken to hospital for assessment of his injuries, and is in a stable condition.

A 19-year-old man from Kirkby was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding with intent following enquiries last night, and has been taken to a police station for questioning.

A 43-year-old woman from Kirkby was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs and possession of Section 1 ammunition after drugs and bullets were found in the search of a location.

A 20-year-old man from Kirkby arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding and a 45-year-old woman from Kirkby arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender remain in custody for questioning.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information can contact us via @MerPolCC, 101 with reference 674 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, a charity independent of police.

Original Appeal (Tuesday 13 August)

We have arrested a man and a woman following an assault in Kirkby this afternoon, Tuesday 13 August.

At 5pm, emergency services were called to Morston Avenue after a man in his 20s was found with slash wounds to his head, face and hand. He was treated at the scene and taken to hospital for assessment of his injuries, which are initially believed to be non life-threatening.

Following enquiries, a 20-year-old man from Kirkby was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding and a 45-year-old woman from Kirkby was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both have been taken to police stations for questioning.

Officers remain in the area conducting house-to-house, CCTV and forensic enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is urged to get in touch, via @MerPolCC, 101 with reference 674 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, a charity independent of police.