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Two arrested after stabbing in Halewood

News   •   Jul 31, 2019 10:45 BST

We arrested two people on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing in Halewood in the early hours of today (Wednesday 31 July 2019).

Patrols were called at around 1.05am to Rutland Avenue to a report a man had been stabbed during an altercation with another man in the street.

Officers attended and a man and woman were detained a short time later.

The victim, a 41-year-old man, sustained stab wounds to his chest and arms, and was taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A 39-year-old man from Halewood and a 29-year-old woman from Aigburth were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They have been taken to a police station to be questioned.

CCTV, witness and forensic enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Chief Inspector Craig Sumner said: “Officers acted quickly to detain two suspects in connection with this incident, and fortunately the victim in this case is receiving the treatment he needs in hospital. We hope that, in time, he will recover from his injuries.

“But anyone who picks up a knife and uses it in this way risks causing very serious injury or worse, as well as putting their own safety and ultimately their liberty at risk. It is quite simply not worth it.

“This level of violence has no place in our communities and I want to re-iterate the commitment of Merseyside Police to ridding our streets of the scourge of knife crime.

“We will continue taking knives off our streets and bringing offenders to justice. We ask that the public continue to help us in our efforts and keep telling us who is carrying knives and where those people are storing them.”

Anyone with information on this incident, or who has any information on knife crime in their area, is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100418927 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.