Arrest after man stabbed in neck in Birkenhead

Merseyside Police has arrested a man following a stabbing in Birkenhead yesterday, Monday 21 March. 

At around 9.30pm, police received a report that a man was on Duke Street with a stab wound. 

It was reported that the man had been stabbed in the neck in the area of Park Road West and Ashville Road. 

Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to hospital for serious injuries. He remains in hospital in a critical condition. 

Officers attended the scene and located a male suspect on Ashville Road. Following a short foot chase he was quickly detained. 

The 31-year-old man from Claughton, was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 Wounding. 

He was taken into custody and will be questioned by police. 

Officers remain at the scene on Duke Street and are carrying out extensive CCTV, witness and forensic enquiries. 

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information is asked to contact police. 

Detective Inspector Darren Hankin said, “This was an appalling incident which has left a man seriously injured.

“The swift arrest yesterday shows that we will not tolerate weapons and those who seek to use them to cause fear and harm in our communities.

“We have unfortunately in recent months seen the catastrophic consequences of knife crime on Merseyside and we simply won’t stand by and allow people to carry knives and threaten the safety of themselves and others.

“While we have made one arrest, our extensive enquiries into the incident last night continue and our officers remain in the Duke Street area while our investigation progresses. 

“If you were in Birkenhead last night and witnessed anything or have any information, the please let us know. 

“Similarly if you were driving down Duke Street and have dashcam footage then please review it and tell us if you see anything.

“There is no place on Merseyside for knife crime so please come forward with any information you have on such incidents and we will do the rest to keep our streets safer.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via their social media desk @MerPolCC or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, with reference 22000197496.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously, on 0800 555 111. You can also use their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information

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