Two men have been arrested after a man was found with stab wounds in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of this morning, Monday 15 August.
At around 12.35am, it was reported that a 25-year-old man was found on Seymour Street with stab wounds to his body and a fractured jaw.
The victim was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition. His injuries are not life-threatening.
Officers carried out a stop and search on a 35-year-old man at the junction of Seymour Street and London Road. He was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault.
Following enquiries, officers also arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder and possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.
Both men are still in police custody for questioning.
A cordon is currently in place in the surrounding area while officers carry out forensic examinations, CCTV and witness enquiries.
Detective Inspector Neil Dillon said, “We are in the very early stages of an investigation after a man was found with stab wounds on Seymour Street in the early of hours of this morning.
“Although two arrests have 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.”
If you have any information about this incident, please DM the Merseyside Police social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ quoting incident 22000597042.
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