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Men arrested after knife attack in Southport

Image shows Loxley Road, Southport Credit: Google Maps

Two men have been arrested after a man was found injured on Loxley Road, Southport, in the early hours of Wednesday 28th December.

Officers were contacted by ambulance crews at 12.25am to reports that the man, who is in his 30s, had injuries to his body which were consistent with a knife being used.

He was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

A 35-year-old man and a 42-year-old man, both from Southport, were arrested on suspicion of affray.

At this stage the attack is believed to be targeted.

  • Anyone with any information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 3094 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Four people arrested over murder of Liverpool man

Blake Brown died in hospital after he was shot multiple times in Aigburth. Credit: Merseyside Police

Four people have been arrested over the murder of a Liverpool man last month.

Blake Brown, 30, was shot multiple times in the street over three weeks ago.

A 37 year-old woman, 28 year-old man and 30 year-old man from Wigan and a 29 year-old man from St Helens have all been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

All four remain in custody for questioning.

Six people previously arrested on suspicion of the murder of Blake Brown have all since been released on bail while further enquiries are carried out.


Violent convict wanted by police

Michael Leslie Johnston

Merseyside Police are searching for a violent convict after he was released from prison.

Michael Johnston was sentenced to 17 years in 2009 after being convicted of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He was released on licence in February 2016 with supervisory conditions.

The 34-year-old from Old Swan is wanted by officers after he failed to comply with his conditions and was recalled to prison last month. Police say they've made extensive efforts to find him and are now asking for help from the public.

Officers say anyone who has seen Johnston should call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 5466 or 0151 777 5469, on 101.

Police crush seized bikes on Merseyside

Merseyside police have released footage of seized bikes being crushed. The force has so far seized a total of 185 vehicles, including 95 confirmed stolen vehicles, which have been reunited with their owners, where possible. A total of 150 arrests have also been made, including for driving, theft and drug offences.

The operation has been focussed on communities across Merseyside which have been suffering from the nuisance and criminal use of off-road motorbikes, ranging from anti-social behaviour and their use in serious and organised crime, including firearm incidents.

“These riders have absolutely no regard for other road users and are putting innocent people, as well as their own lives, in danger. The statistics from this operation speak for themselves and highlight the importance of carrying out these campaigns."

– Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy
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