Teenage boy stabbed in Everton

Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a teenage boy was stabbed in Everton yesterday evening, Sunday 4 June.

At around 11.30pm officers received a report from North West Ambulance Service that a 17-year-old boy had been stabbed on Great Homer Street following a verbal altercation with two males on bikes.

The two suspects then rode off towards Courtier Close.

The victim sustained a slash wound to his face, and two stab wounds to his body. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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

Detective Inspector Emma Murphy said, “We are in the early stages of the investigation to establish the circumstances of what has taken place.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Great Homer Street by Home Bargains and seen or heard anything, or two males riding on bikes to 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.”

Detective Inspector Murphy 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 @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 23000481547.


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