Five men arrested and murder investigation launched following fatal stabbing in Halewood
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Detectives have launched a murder investigation and arrested five men after a fatal stabbing in Halewood last night, Friday 29 October.
At around 6.40pm, emergency services were called to Beechwood Avenue to reports of a man in his 30s being stabbed and in a serious condition. He was taken to hospital where he sadly later died. His family are being supported by specialist officers.
Officers remain in the area this morning to carry out house-to-house, forensic and witness enquiries.
Enquiries have so far led to five men between the ages of 22 and 62 being arrested on suspicion of murder and all have been taken to police stations for questioning.
They remain in custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Sue Hinds said: “Although five men are in custody, these are still the early stages of an investigation after a young man’s life was last night tragically taken.
"We’re still looking to speak to anyone with information to assist. We believe that this was a targeted attack, the reasons behind which we are keeping an open mind. We think that the offenders made off in a vehicle so if you saw or captured any vehicles driving off at speed in the area let us know.
"It is absolutely vital that anyone who saw, heard or knows anything comes forward, either directly or anonymously, so we can act quickly.
"We’re determined to find answers and put all of those responsible before the courts."
Please contact our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with any information, quoting reference 21000752630
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.