Man stabbed by gang who stole his clothes
A man was chased down a street and stabbed by a gang who then stole his clothes in an early morning attack.
The man was chased Strand Road onto Bank Road in Bootle at around 1am by a group of eight men, some on pedal bikes and some on foot.
He was then stabbed in the back before the gang stole his clothes and a quantity of cash.
Emergency services attended and located the victim in the area, where he received treatment for a small stab wound to his back from paramedics.
Officers remain on Bank Road while forensic, CCTV and house-to-house enquires are being carried out to find those responsible.
Scientific support officers have been pictured combing the street and searching through a large brown wheelie bin.
Detective Inspector Paula Furlong said: “We are in the early stages of an investigation into a robbery and assault this morning which left a man injured.
“We would like to reassure the community that our initial enquiries suggest that this may have been a targeted attack. Officers will remain at the scene today while our enquiries our completed to help find the men responsible and bring them to justice.
“If you were in the Strand Road area in the early hours of this morning and saw anything or anyone suspicious then please come forward and let us know. Similarly, if you were driving in the area and captured dashcam footage then please review it and contact us if you see anything.
“Knife crime has no place whatsoever in our communities and we rely on members of the public coming forward with information about such incidents to keep our streets safer. Please tell us what you know and, rest assured, we will take action.”
If you have any information on this incident or contact the social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with any information, with reference 21000700670.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.