Police hunt knifeman who stabbed two men in head and arm


Police are hunting a knifeman who stabbed two men in the head and arm this morning.

Families in Page Moss told how children were terrified to see armed police on the streets before 11am today.

One resident told how just before 10.30am “two men jumped out of a car and slashed someone in the face.”

She said the reported victim then “staggered to a house when someone called for help.”

Officers were called to a property on Aylton Road to find two men in their 20s with stab wounds.

Detectives believe they were involved in a row with the knifeman who fled the scene after the attack and is still on the run.

Police presence at the scene (pic: Hevz Mckay)

An air ambulance was called to the scene, both victims were taken to hospital and their injuries were described as not life threatening.

A woman living this end of the incident said that she saw the air ambulance land earlier and heard that someone had been stabbed.

She added: “It is scary and very sad for the person involved”.

Another resident who lives in a nearby street said: “this area is just getting mad at the moment.”

Forensic, CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing and detectives are asking anyone present who has any information to come forward.

Police cordon off Aylton Road

Detective Inspector Cath Haggerty said: “I want to make it clear that Merseyside Police will not tolerate the use of knives as weapons on our streets, and the force is absolutely determined to eradicate knife crime.

“Alongside our partners, we will continue to educate, enforce and act on any information given to us, to make the streets safer.

“The victims have suffered injuries which could easily have been even worse, and lives can and are ruined by people who recklessly carry dangerous weapons on the streets. The consequences can be catastrophic and we see lives ruined by such thoughtless actions.

“I would urge anyone who was in or around the Aylton Road area this morning, or who may have heard anything about the incident afterwards, to come forward with any information, as this may prove key evidence in our investigation. This is a residential area and we are sure that someone must have seen or heard something which can help us to identify the offender”.

Air ambulance called to the scene (pic: Hevz Mckay)

“We will be carrying out extensive enquiries today and I can assure people that we will act on all information provided to identify those responsible and bring them to justice, and help remove dangerous weapons from the streets.”

Anyone with information 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 18200053114 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.


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