Detectives re-appeal for information following stabbings in Formby
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Detectives investigating the stabbing of three males in Formby yesterday (Sunday 30 May) are re-appealing for witnesses to come forward.
At around 7.10pm, emergency services were called to Formby Beach to reports that three men had been stabbed.
The victims - two men aged 20 and a male aged 16 - were taken to hospital for treatment. One of the victims, a 20-year-old man, is in a critical but stable condition. The conditions of the two other victims are described as serious but not life-threatening.
Officers remain at the scene while a full investigation is carried out.
Detective Superintendent Mark Baker said: "We believe that this was an unprovoked attack.
"Last night, officers spoke to a large number of people who were leaving the beach to gather vital intelligence. Every piece of information we are given is vital to our investigation, so I'd like to ask anyone who saw what happened to come forward as soon as possible.
"We understand that this shocking event will cause considerable distress to the community in Sefton, and we are working around the clock to identify who was responsible and bring them to justice.
"After many difficult months, it was good to see people out enjoying themselves at the beach yesterday. The fact that three young people have been attacked in this way is truly shocking and disappointing, and our officers will be increasing patrols in the area over the coming days and weeks."
Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 21000350312 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.