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  • ‘Wedding guest’ slashed in back by gang of men

    Tom Martin

    A MAN who had reportedly been attending a wedding in Netherton was slashed in the back by a gang of men.

    The victim, aged in his 20s, was attacked on Stand Park Avenue by four men just before 6pm on Tuesday, May 21.

    It is thought that the man had been a wedding guest at the nearby Our Lady of Walsingham social club and he had been assaulted by another man.

    After the knife attack, four men were seen to flee the scene in a black Nissan X-Trail, reported to have been driven in the direction of Park Lane West.

    The victim was taken to hospital for treatment for serious injuries, including a slash wound to the back, where his condition is described as stable.

    Police say house to house enquiries are being carried out and CCTV opportunities are being explored.

    Detective Inspector Graeme Towndrow said: “This is a shocking incident, which has left a man with a significant slash wound, and we are determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice.

    "If you have any information at all about this assault, or were passing nearby in a car just before 6pm and have dashcam footage, your account or evidence could be absolutely vital in our investigation, so come forward and we will do the rest.”

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. People can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100258449 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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