We have arrested a man following reports of a stabbing in St Helens this morning (Sunday 15 May).
Police were called just before 7.35am to a report a 23-year-old man had been assaulted by a man on Jubits Lane.
The victim sustained puncture wounds to his torso and leg and was taken to hospital for treatment, where is condition is described as serious but stable.
A 22-year-old man from Sutton Leach has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He has been taken into custody to be interviewed.
A knife was reported to have been found in a wheelie bin nearby and has been recovered for forensic examination.
Enquiries are ongoing at the scene and CCTV from the surrounding area is being examined.
Detective Inspector Laura Lamping said: “It is shocking to discover a man has been stabbed in a residential area at this time of the morning, and we will do everything in our power to make sure anyone who carries, stores or uses knives in this way is put before the courts to face justice.
“Detectives investigating this incident have made a swift arrest, and having spoken to witnesses we are following some very positive lines of enquiry. But we are still keen to hear from anyone else who might have been in the area at the time to come forward with information.
“No-one should fall victim to knife crime and your information or evidence could prove vital as our efforts continue to take knives and those who use them off our streets.”
Det Insp Hebden added: “We continue to devote significant resources and conduct targeted operations across Merseyside to rid our streets of knife crime.
“I would urge anyone thinking about carrying a knife to think again, and spare yourself and others the risk of serious injury, and save yourself time in police custody.
“It is simply not worth the risk, because we are out on patrols, conducting stop searches, executing warrants and arresting suspects, or searching land and homes where we believe knives have been stored every single day.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 22000332849, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.