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**UPDATE 10AM THURSDAY 10TH MARCH**
We have arrested an 18 year-old man on suspicion of s18 wounding, robbery and possession of a Class B drug following an incident in Formby on Tuesday (8th March) in which a 16 year-old boy was stabbed.
The 18 year-old, who is from the Seaforth area, is currently in custody.
The 16 year-old remains in hospital in a stable condition.
We are appealing for information following a report of a stabbing in Formby today (Tuesday 8 March).
At around 4.55pm officers were called to School Lane after it was reported that a male had been stabbed.
The victim has been taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries which are believed to be serious at this stage.
It was reported that the two male suspects rode off on bikes after the incident.
An investigation has commenced and officers will remain in the area to carry out forensic, CCTV, house-to-house and witness enquiries, and to speak to the local community.
Chief Inspector Simon Owen said: “Enquiries are in the very early stages to establish what has taken place. I would appeal to anyone who was vicinity of the cemetery on School Lane just before 5pm to please contact us.
“I want to also ask people who were in the area but may not have seen anything to please check your dashcam footage and any CCTV that could have they captured something which may be vital to the case.”
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 673 of 8 March.