Appeal following release of social media footage of stabbing on the waterfront on Friday night
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We are aware of video footage currently being circulated on social media which shows the incident in which two 15-year-olds were stabbed on Friday, 23 July.
The footage clearly shows both victims and the offender, so we would ask people not to reshare as not only is it in poor taste, it is also subject to an ongoing investigation.
Officers attended the location after being called at about 9.15pm on Friday. They found the two teenagers who had each received a stab wound. Both boys were taken to Alder Hey Children’s hospital where they were treated and they have now been discharged.
Chief Inspector Matthew Moscrop said: “The carrying and use of knives is wholly unacceptable. The consequences can be significant for victims and offenders. As a result of recent violence and anti-social behaviour we have significantly increased the number of officers in the city and around the waterfront. The officers are there to target those involved in crime and to keep the city safe for those who just want to come and make the most of the city. The officers will not be troubling people who are in the city to enjoy the facilities it has to offer.”
Anyone who has any information about this incident which could help detectives with their inquiries, or who knows who the offender is, is asked to DM @MerPolCC, message ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook’ or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 with reference 1216 of 23 July.