Man attacked with knife as police cordon off block of flats

Police have arrested a suspect after a man was attacked with a knife.

Merseyside Police were called to St Oswald’s Street in Old Swan at around 7.51pm on Thursday, November 16, following reports of an assault. Once officers got to the scene, they found a man had been attacked by another man, who was in possession of a knife.

A suspect was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault and has been taken into custody. Police were unable to confirm if the victim of the attack was injured at this time.

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A spokesperson from the force said there’s no threat to the wider community and an investigation is ongoing. Pictures from the scene show a police cordon is in place around some flats on St Oswald Street, with an officer stood outside the front door.

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A police forensics van arrived at the scene shortly after 9pm with an officer seen going inside the building. It’s understood cars were unable to move down St Oswald Street when the incident first happened due to emergency service vehicles taking over the road.

The North West Ambulance Service was in attendance at the scene.

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