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Two men arrested after 19-year-old man stabbed in Walton

News   •   Sep 07, 2019 22:56 BST

Two men have been arrested after a 19-year-old man was stabbed in Walton this evening (Saturday, 7 September 2019).

Police and ambulance were called to reports of a fight at the junction of Rice Lane and Rawcliffe Road, Walton, at approximately 8.15pm.

When the ambulance service arrived they found a man who had suffered knife wounds to his chest and back. He has been taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are not believed to be life threating.

Two men (a 17-year-old from Manchester and an 18-year-old from Fazakerley) have been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding and have been taken to police stations on Merseyside where they will be interviewed by detectives.

House-to-house inquiries are underway and crime scene investigators are carrying out forensic examinations at the scene. Officers will also be looking at CCTV to establish the circumstances around the assault.

Detective Inspector Jennie Beck, said: "At this early stage we want to hear from anyone in the area who saw, or heard a disturbance, at the junction of Rice Lane and Rawcliffe Road. We believe there may have been a group of males fighting who then made off on foot, if you have any information which could help us identify those involved please call us.

"You can contact us directly, or call Crimestoppers anonymously, and we will ensure your information is dealt with sensitively and acted upon. We know that violent crime causes fear and risk in our communities, and working together we can remove those who choose to carry weapons from where you live, work and visit."

Anyone with information can contact @MerPolCC or 101 with reference 0824 of 7 September, or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.