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  • Man charged after suspected stabbing near to Concourse

    Henry James

    POLICE are investigating a suspected stabbing outside McDonald’s in Skelmersdale which left a man with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

    The incident is thought to have happened at around 3am on Saturday, May 5 and the victim is believed to have been homeless.

    The police and the ambulance service were called to the scene and a man was arrested soon after the incident.

    Janis Triblis-Runcitis, 35, was at the scene and took pictures and posted them to his social media account.

    A duty manager at McDonald’s is believed to have helped the victim.

    Following the incident Skelmersdale Police posted this message on their social media account: “Skelmersdale Police have been investigating an incident on May 5 in the vicinity of the Concourse, where one male has been seriously injured but injuries are not life-threatening.”

    Police later issued a statement which read as follows: “We were called at 3.06 hours on Saturday, May 5 to reports of an assault close to the Concourse in Skelmersdale.

    “Officers and paramedics attended and a man in his 30s was found with stab wounds to his upper body.

    “He was taken to Aintree Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

    “Aaron Clarke, 28, of Evington, Skelmersdale, has been charged with wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. He has been remanded in custody.”

    Picture by Janis Triblis-Runcitis

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