Man from Kirkby arrested on suspicion of grooming a child

Merseyside Police has confirmed that officers were on St Chad’s Drive following an incident this evening in Liverpool (Friday 26 August.)

At around 5pm officers attended an incident near Kirkby Police Station where a man was detained.

The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries to his throat following the incident where he remains in a stable condition.

A 55-year-old man from Kirkby was later arrested on suspicion of grooming a child under 14 and possession of a bladed article.

An investigation is underway and a scene in place in the area whilst officers continue witness enquiries and examine CCTV footage.

A police spokesperson said, “Please be mindful that this is a live investigation and not to speculate about the circumstances of this incident as it could jeopardise our enquiries.”

You can provide information on suspected sexual offences via the following channels: call 999 if a crime is in progress, call 101 to speak to specially trained operators, or pass information on via @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook.

You can also contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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