Investigation underway following assault on Upper Baker Street, West Derby
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An investigation is underway after a man was stabbed in Kensington this evening Tuesday (22 October 2019).
Emergency services were called to Upper Baker Street, Kensington, following reports that a 26-year-old man had sustained stab wounds to his legs and arm after being attacked by two men.
The victim has been taken to hospital where he is being treated, his condition is not believed to be life-threatening.
The offenders reportedly made off on foot and officers are making efforts to locate them.
House-to-house inquiries are being carried out in the area and forensic examinations are being carried out by Crime Scene Investigators.
Detective Inspector Sean Kelly-Martland, said: “We are in the early stages of the investigation and at this moment in time the motive for the attack is unknown and we are working to establish the circumstances leading up to the assault.
“Were you driving along Upper Baker Street this evening and saw or heard anything suspicious? Do you have dashcam footage of the incident, the offenders or the victim?
“If you answer yes to either of these questions you may have information, or evidence, that could prove vital in tracing the offenders and bringing them to justice justice, and I urge you to come forward.
“Anyone who brandishes a bladed weapon in public risks ruining not only the life of their victim, but their own life too. And statistics show that they are far more likely to become a victim of knife crime themselves.
“If you have any information on the possession, or storage of knives or any weapons, please come forward directly or anonymously and we will remove those weapons and people who choose to use them from the streets.”
Anyone with information or dashcam or CCTV footage is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 0950 of 22 October, 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.