Security guard stabbed

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a stabbing in Belle Vale this morning (Monday, 7 October).

A report was received at around 11.30am that a security guard had been stabbed by a man at the Jobcentre on Childwall Valley Road. Emergency services attended and the victim, a man in his 40’s, has been taken to hospital for treatment to an injury to his back. His condition is described as stable.

The offender, described as a white male, around 5ft 4in tall and wearing dark clothing, made off from the scene and enquiries are ongoing to locate him.

A scene is place and officers remain in the area to gather information.

Detective Inspector Phil Atkinson said: “This is a shocking incident which has occurred in broad daylight in a public place and we are carrying out extensive enquiries to locate the offender.

“I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident, saw anyone making off from the scene or has any CCTV or dashcam footage to please get in touch.

“To be assaulted in this way while simply carrying out your job is appalling and we are doing our utmost to find those responsible and put them before the courts. Knife crime will not be tolerated by Merseyside Police and I would urge anyone with information that could assist this investigation to please contact us.

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting reference 19100579282 Or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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