Merseyside Police has made an arrest following an assault on West Derby Road in Liverpool.
A teenage boy was taken to hospital after he received puncture wounds to his buttocks and a laceration to his wrist at around 3pm today (Thursday 3 March). He is in a stable condition and the injuries are not life-threatening.
A teenage boy from Liverpool has been arrested on suspicion of assault. He has been taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning. The weapon has been recovered.
A cordon is currently in place in the surrounding area whilst officers carry out forensic examinations, CCTV and witness enquiries.
Detective Inspector Jennie Beck said, “We are in the very early stages of an investigation after a teenage boy was assaulted in Liverpool earlier today.
“Although an arrest has been made, our enquiries continue, and we’d still urge anyone who witnessed the incident, saw any suspicious behaviour, to please contact us. Either tell us directly or anonymously through Crimestoppers.
“The use of knives and any weapons is reckless and will not be tolerated, and can have devastating 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.”
If you have any information about this incident, please DM the police social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ quoting incident 2200015216.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information