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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Ellen Kirwin

Police update after man stabbed in the street

A man remains in hospital after being stabbed in the street.

The victim, in his 20s, was stabbed on Riston Street, at the junction on Lodge Lane, Toxteth, at around 10.50pm on Saturday, March 4. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition but police have now confirmed that he is now stable.

The suspect was reported to have left the scene before police arrived. Police quickly put a cordon in place which covered the crime scene and started an investigation.

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The cordon was in place until Monday, March 6, while officers carried out forensic, CCTV, house-to-house and witness enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector John Fitzgerald said: "Enquiries are in the very early stages to establish what has taken place and the victim’s family have been made aware. Lodge Lane would have been busy at the time of this incident, and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at around 10.30pm onwards and saw what happened to please contact us.

"I would also ask people who were in the area to check dashcam or CCTV footage just in case they may have captured something which may be vital to the case.”

DCI Fitzgerald added: "Reducing knife crime in Merseyside is a priority all year round. Our officers are committed in removing anyone who stores, carries and uses weapons through proactive use of stop and search powers, open land searches, warrants and education work alongside partners.

"We continue to seek out those involved in knife crime, enticing young and vulnerable people to carry weapons or involved in gangs."

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