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Man charged with attempted murder following Southport stabbing

News   •   Jul 15, 2019 08:34 BST

We have charged a man with attempted murder following an incident in Southport on Saturday 13 July.

At 3.40pm, emergency services were called to Southport Promenade to reports that a man had been found injured at a shelter opposite the Royal Clifton Hotel.

A man is his 40s was found with stab wounds and remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Following enquiries, a man was arrested nearby and taken to a police station for questioning.

43-year-old Colin Howard from Royal Terrace in Southport has now been charged with attempted murder and possession of a sharply pointed article in a public place.

Howard will appear at South Sefton Magistrates Court this morning, Monday 15 July.

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference 640 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.