Man in­jured in ‘stab­bing’

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A MAN suf­fered a head wound af­ter re­port­edly be­ing stabbed in South­port.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called to a prop­erty in Sefton Street af­ter re­ports on an at­tack.

Po­lice vans and am­bu­lances went to the prop­erty and the man, 45, was taken to hospi­tal.

One wit­ness later said that the man had been hit with an axe but Mersey­side po­lice de­clined to con­firm or deny that claim.

The vic­tim’s in­juries were de­scribed as not life threat­en­ing and no ar­rests have been made.

Po­lice are now ap­peal­ing for any wit­nesses to come for­ward.

A spokesman said: “We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing fol­low­ing re­ports a 45-year-old man was as­saulted in a prop­erty in South­port on the even­ing of Satur­day, De­cem­ber 29.

“Of­fi­cers were con­tacted at 11.50pm by am­bu­lance crews fol­low­ing re­ports a man had been as­saulted at a prop­erty on Sefton Street and suf­fered an in­jury to his head. The man was taken to hospi­tal for treat­ment. His in­jury is not be­lieved to be life threat­en­ing.

“In­quiries are on­go­ing to es­tab­lish the cir­cum­stances of what hap­pened and an in­ves­ti­ga­tion is cur­rently un­der way.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact Mersey­side po­lice ei­ther via so­cial me­dia or by call­ing 101 and quot­ing in­ci­dent ref­er­ence 18400080213.

Al­ter­na­tively, con­tact the in­de­pen­dent char­ity Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111 or via its on­line form.

Po­lice were called to Sefton Street af­ter a man was at­tacked

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