Appeal for information following two robberies and a stabbing in Huyton
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Detectives are today, Monday 26th April, appealing for information relating to two robberies and a stabbing which took place in the Huyton area on the same evening.
At around 6.30pm on Friday 23rd April a 13 year-old boy was cycling close to the junction of Paxton Road and Adwood Road when he was approached by two teenage males who grabbed him and pulled him off his bike. The two males, aged between 15 and 17 and wearing dark tracksuits, repeatedly asked him his name and where he lived.
It is believed one of the males had a knife in a ‘man bag’.
The 13 year-old boy was not injured but was left shaken by his ordeal.
A short time later, at around 6.50pm, a 16 year-old boy was riding his bike along Liverpool Road and had stopped opposite an alleyway adjoining Alamein Road in Huyton when he was approached by two teenage males who were wearing dark clothing and balaclavas. The males dragged the teenager towards the alleyway and off his bike before one of the males got on the bike and rode away towards Alamein Road.
Both teenagers later recovered their bikes.
At around 9.50pm that night, emergency services were called to St Michael’s Court in Huyton after it was reported a 15 year-old boy had been stabbed to the back and arm.
Following enquiries it was established the teenager had been assaulted on a footpath on nearby Greenway park before making to St Michael’s Court on foot with a friend. He was taken to hospital for treatment where he remains in a stable condition.
A 15 year-old male has been arrested in connection with all three incidents.
Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who was in the Huyton area on Friday night and who may have information about any of the incidents.
Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness said: "We believe all three incidents which took place on Friday night are linked and we are asking for anyone who was in the Huyton area that night and knows anything or thinks they may have seen anyone or anything suspicious to contact us.
"I would also ask anyone with dash cam or mobile phone footage to get in touch as they may have information which is vital to our investigation.
"We are investigating potential links between the three incidents and the murder of 23 year-old Connor Dockerty in Huyton on 19th April. We are keeping an open mind but would ask for the public's assistance in bringing the persons responsible to justice.
"This type of behaviour is clearly not acceptable and we will do everything within our power to find who is responsible."
A section 60 order is currently in place in the Huyton area from 3pm today (Monday) until 4am tomorrow.
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.