Man stabbed in chest in Garston

Police are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Garston on Friday, 2 February.

At around 7pm officers received a report that a man had been stabbed on the corner of Thomas Close.

The victim, who is in his 50s, was taken to hospital for treatment with a serious injury to his chest which is not life-threatening.

Officers are at the scene and searching the area.

An investigation is underway with CCTV and forensic enquiries are being carried out in the local area.

Chief Inspector Phil Thompson said, “We are in the early stages of the investigation, and we would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Thomas Close and witnessed the stabbing to please come forward and speak to us.

“I also urge people in the area to check your CCTV and dashcam footage to see if it has captured any footage, no matter how small, as any information may help with the investigation.”

Chief Inspector Phil Thompson added, “Reducing knife crime is a priority all year round in Merseyside. We are committed to proactively use stop and search powers, carry out open land searches, warrants and education work alongside partners to remove weapons from the streets.

“While we are making positive progress, we understand the devastating consequences of carrying a knife and are relentless in our approach to targeting and pursuing criminals.

“The use of knives and any weapons is reckless and will not be tolerated, and can have tragic consequences, not only for the victim and their family but also for the offenders involved.

“I would urge people to educate themselves and speak to their children and family members about the dangers of knife crime.

“There is no place for knives in our communities. I would urge anyone with information to get in touch so we can act on community intelligence or call Crimestoppers anonymously.”

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 851 of 2 February.

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