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Man charged following stabbing in Southport

News   •   Apr 22, 2019 08:05 BST

We have charged a man with section 18 wounding after a man was stabbed in Southport on Friday, 19 April.

At around 7.40pm, emergency services were called to Birch Street near to the junction with Upper Aughton Road to reports of a man in his 30's having been stabbed to the chest. He was taken to hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries.

Following enquiries, 18-year-old Shaun Pilkington of Eastbourne Road, Birkdale was arrested a short time later.

He has been charged with section 18 wounding, cannabis cultivation and possession of an offensive weapon and will appear at South Sefton Magistrates Court today, Monday, 22 April.

Anyone with information on knife crime can contact @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference 862, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.