Appeal for information following stabbing in St Helens
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We are appealing for information following a stabbing in St Helens this evening (Saturday 19 February).
At around 5.30pm, we received a report that a man had been stabbed on Thatto Heath Road, near the train station.
Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to hospital for serious injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.
It was reported that the suspect made off from the scene on foot in the direction of Springfield Road.
An investigation is underway and CCTV, witness and forensic enquiries are ongoing.
The suspect is described as white male, around 5ft, 7in tall with blond hair.
It is believed that the victim and the suspect were known to each other
Officers remain on Thatto Heath Road while enquiries are carried out and anyone with any information is asked to contact police.
Detective Inspector Sean Bylinski-Gelder said: “We are in the early stages of an investigation into an appalling attack which has left a man injured, and we are working to find the person responsible and bring them to justice.
“If you were on Thatto Heath Road this evening and saw anything or anyone suspicious then please let us know. Similarly, if you were driving in the area and have dashcam footage then please review it and come forward if you see anything.
“This would have been a shocking incident to witness but I’d like to assure people that we believe it was an isolated and targeted attack, and there is no wider threat to the community.
“Knife crime has no place whatsoever in our communities and we rely on members of the public coming forward with information about such incidents to keep our communities safer. Please tell us what you know and we will take action.
"Your information could be vital in tracking down those responsible and removing them from our streets.”
If you witnessed the incident, or have any information please contact our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with any information, with reference 22000123216. 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.