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.