Appeal after stabbing in Huyton
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We’re appealing for information following reports a 15-year-old male was stabbed in Huyton last night, Friday, 23 April.
At around 9.50pm, emergency services were called to St Michael’s Court after it was reported the victim had been stabbed to the back and arm.
He was taken to hospital for treatment where his condition is described as serious but stable.
Following enquiries it was established the male had been assaulted on a footpath on nearby Greenway park before making to St Michael’s Court on foot with a friend.
An investigation is underway to establish the circumstances and anyone with information is asked to get in touch.
Officers have conducted house to house enquiries and CCTV opportunities in the area are being explored.
Detective Inspector Lawrence Simm said: “We are carrying out extensive enquiries into this incident, and we are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or any suspicious behaviour in the area at the time.
“The use of knives on our streets is extremely dangerous and will not be tolerated. As we have already seen this week, it can have truly devastating consequences.
“Our schools officers regularly engage with young people about the danger carrying a knife can pose to themselves and others, and I would urge people to educate themselves and speak to their children and family members about the dangers of knife crime.
“Day in day out our officers conduct warrants, stop checks, land searches and other proactive activity to help us take knives out of circulation and put before the courts those offenders prepared to store, carry and use them.
"In the last financial year 1,184 open land searches and weapons sweeps have been carried out, with knives, firearms and other items seized. We carried out 6,332 stop searches and arrested 957 people in that time in connection with knife crime, gun crime and serious violence, and we will continue to act on all information provided about those who store, carry and use weapons in our communities so we can keep our streets safe.
“I want to appeal to anyone with information about knife crime in Merseyside, or this incident in particular, to please get in touch. You can contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref 21000259982 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111."