Man aged 60 stabbed in chest during robbery

Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Aintree on Saturday, 8 September.

A report was received at around 8pm that a 60-year-old man had been approached by four males near to the canal bridge on Wango Lane, who attempted to rob him before stabbing him in the chest.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, described as non-life threatening.

The offenders are described as around 18 years old, wearing dark clothing with local accents. It is believed they made off in the direction of the canal path.

Witnesses are being spoken to and CCTV opportunities are being explored and anyone with information is asked to contact police.

Detective Inspector Tony O’Brien said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or any suspicious activity in the Wango Lane area on Saturday night and would urge them to get in touch.

“I want to make it absolutely clear that Merseyside Police will not tolerate the use of knives as weapons on our streets, and the force is determined to eradicate knife crime to prevent incident such as this causing further harm in our communities.

“I appeal to anyone who has any information in relation to this incident to contact police so we can find those responsible and bring those responsible to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 18200189520 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

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