We have arrested a teenager following an incident in Liverpool City Centre on Friday 23rd July.
At about 9.15pm patrols were called to reports of about 80-100 youths fighting at Keel Wharf on the waterfront.
When they arrived officers found two teenagers who had each received a stab wound to the buttocks. Both boys were taken to Alder Hey Children’s hospital where they were treated and later discharged.
Following extensive enquires, police have now arrested a male teenager on suspicion of two counts of Section 18 assault.
He has been taken into custody and will be questioned by detectives.
Detective Inspector Ben Dyer said: “This was an appalling incident which left two boys injured, fortunately not more seriously.
“The arrest in connection with the incident shows that we simply will not tolerate violence and anti-social behaviour on our streets.
“Our message is clear to those who choose to carry knives: it is just not worth the risk. We work tirelessly as a Force to tackle knife crime and if you carry a knife it is only a matter of time before you end up hurt or arrested.
“Rest assured, we will continue to work with our partners to take all necessary action to tackle the violence and anti-social behaviour we have seen on our waterfront in recent weeks to ensure it is a space for all across Merseyside to enjoy safely.”
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to DM @MerPolCC, message ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook’ or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 with reference 21000514702.