A forty-five year old man from Warrington was driving on Jubilee Road in Crosby when his van was driven at by several men in a white BMW. The men got out of their vehicle and assaulted him with a large knife. His attackers then fled and the man sought help in a nearby pub.
We believe this was a targeted attack. We believe he was attacked by at least three men who used their car to damage his van before attacking him with a large knife or other sharp weapon. A large scale investigation is underway. This man suffered extremely serious but not life-threatening injuries. Attacks like this are rare in this area and local people will be understandably worried. I would like to reassure the community that we are treating this as a targeted attack and not a random incident.
– Detective Inspector Rob Hill, Sefton CID
The man is now recovering in hospital where he is described as being in a serious but stable conditions.
Two men have been arrested following a disturbance at Pontins holiday site in Southport
Police had received reports at around 10pm yesterday from Pontins staff and guests about a large gathering of men causing a disturbance
There were reports they were letting off flares and fireworks and that there was general anti-social behaviour in communal areas.Officers attended and a large number agreed to leave.Two men were later arrested for public order offences and are currently in police custody.