15-year-old boy arrested for knife offence following assault outside school

Police have arrested a 15-year-old male following an assault outside a Liverpool school on Monday, 20 May.

At around 3.25pm, officers were called to West Derby School on West Derby Road to reports of a 15-year-old boy being assaulted outside the school with an unknown weapon, resulting in superficial cuts. Ambulance attendance was not required.

A 15-year-old boy from Tuebrook was arrested on suspicion of possession of knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place and Section 18 attempted wounding with intent. He is still police custody.

Extensive enquiries are ongoing to identify any other suspects and establish the full circumstances.

Police are also liaising closely with the school and they will be providing reassurance to parents, carers, and pupils.

Detective Inspector Jemma Berry said, “This will have been a concerning incident to witness and shocking to the victim targeted. Thankfully, he appears to have only sustained minor injuries and I’d like to assure those parents and carers with children at the school that we will do all in our power to find those responsible.

“We know the devastation that can be caused that carrying weapons on our streets, and I would urge anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible. 

“Knife crime has decreased in Merseyside in the last year and that is in no small part down to people reporting concerns to us and our partners. If you suspect anyone is carrying a knife tell us and we will take action.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 24000456768.


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