Man in his 20s injured in stabbing at Anfield Cemetery

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a stabbing in Anfield earlier today (Saturday 8 April).

At around 4.20pm, it was reported that a man in his 20s had sustained injuries to his face and leg following an incident in Anfield Cemetery, on Priory Road.

The victim was located nearby and taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening.

A group of males suspected of carrying out the attack fled the scene on foot through the cemetery.

Police are in the early stages of an investigation and officers remain in the area to carry out forensic, CCTV, house-to-house and witness enquiries.

Chief Inspector Phil Cowin said, “Enquiries are in the very early stages to establish what has taken place.

“Priory Road would have been busy at the time of this incident, and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at around 4.20pm onwards and saw what happened to please contact us.

“I would also ask people who were in the area to check dashcam or CCTV footage just in case they may have captured something which may be vital to the case.

“Reducing knife crime in Merseyside is a priority all year round. Our officers are committed in removing anyone who stores, carries and uses weapons through proactive use of stop and search powers, open land searches, warrants and education work alongside partners.

“We continue to seek out those involved in knife crime, enticing young and vulnerable people to carry weapons or involved in gangs.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, DM @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 23000298210.


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