Police issue fresh appeal over knife attack on teenager

Police issue fresh appeal over knife attack on teenager

by Tom Martin (November 2021)

POLICE are still appealing for information after the Halloween night stabbing of a 17-year-old in Seaforth.

At around 6.30pm on Sunday, October 31, emergency services were called to Sandy Lane after a teenager was stabbed multiple times and had his phone robbed.

The location of the attack is unconfirmed, but police say it “may have been Rimrose Valley Country Park or nearby.”

Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to hospital for serious injuries. He has since been released from hospital.

CCTV, forensic and house-to-house enquiries have been carried out but police are still looking for information.

Detective Constable Tara Byrne investigating the incident said: “We believe this was a targeted attack but are still keen to establish what happened and who was involved.

“This was a brutal assault which left a young man seriously injured and we are determined to put those responsible before the courts.

“We have seen the catastrophic consequences of knife crime, which has no place in our communities.

“If you saw this incident, captured anything or have heard information since, we want to hear from you now. Your CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage could be key.

“We rely on members of the public coming forward with information about such incidents to keep our streets safer.

“If you were in the Seaforth area and saw anything or anyone suspicious then please come forward.

“Similarly, if you were driving in the area and have dashcam footage then please review it and if you see anything let us know.

“Tell us what you know about this incident and we’ll take positive action to remove those who use weapons to cause fear and harm in our communities from our streets.”

Anyone with any information, please contact our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with any information, with reference 21000757370

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.



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