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Appeal for information following stabbing in Moreton, Wirral

News   •   Apr 02, 2019 21:53 BST

Detectives are investigating and appealing for witnesses after a man was injured in a stabbing in Moreton this evening, Tuesday 2 April.

At 5.50pm, emergency services were called to Gabriel Close to reports of a man in his 20s being found injured. He was taken to hospital for assessment of wounds consistent with a stabbing, comprising non life-threatening injuries to his chest, head and hand.

The suspect is described as white, aged 25-30, 5ft 11in tall, of medium build, with a shaved head and receding hairline, and wearing a black top.

Officers will be in the Gabriel Close and surrounding area to carry out house-to-house, forensic, CCTV and witness enquiries, and to provide reassurance to the community.

Detective Inspector Laura Lamping said: “We believe that this was a targeted attack from our initial enquiries. But in these early stages of the investigation, it is vital to establish exactly what happened. A man has been seriously injured tonight, in what would have been an awful incident to witness or hear about.

“If you were passing, saw the offender running off or anyone behaving suspiciously in the immediate vicinity, come forward. Home CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage or images may be vital as we carry out initial enquiries.

“We all recognise the risk, harm and often devastation that knife crime causes across Merseyside and beyond. Help us find who was responsible for this attack, and we can remove him and another dangerous weapon from our streets. Your information can and does make your communities safer, so let us know what you know.”

Anyone with information can contact @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference number 19100152125, or the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.