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Man in critical condition after St Helens stabbing

A man is critically ill in hospital after being stabbed in St Helens.

It happened behind a pub on Canal Street. Two other men were also injured. Their conditions are described as stable. Police say three people are under arrest and are appealing for information.

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Bridge Street in St Helens is closed in both directions closed due to a 'police incident' between Water Street / Chalon Way and Ormskirk Street.

The closure is also affecting : Canal Street in both directions between A58 Linkway West / Chalon Way (Cineworld Traffic Lights) and Bold Street;.

Bold Street in both directions between Canal Street and Liverpool Street; and Liverpool Street in both directions between Bold Street and Liverpool Road.

St Helens' Kyle Amor facing ban after derby-day red card

St Helens prop Kyle Amor has been charged with a grade B offence following his sending-off in the Good Friday derby at Wigan.

Amor was shown a red card just 12 minutes into Saints' 29-18 defeat for a high tackle on Wigan winger Liam Marshall, who went on to score two second-half tries.

Acting Saints coach Jamahl Lolesi blasted the decision, insisting it was not a red-card offence and criticised referee Ben Thaler for failing to consult video official Phil Bentham before taking action.

The Rugby Football League's match-review panel has decided the tackle was careless, conceding that the initial contact was made with the ball/player's chest, and charged Amor with a grade B offence, which carries a one to two match suspension.

If Amor exercises his option to submit an early-guilty plea, he will receive a one-match ban, otherwise he will face a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.

The former Leeds and Wakefield forward has been included in St Helens' 19-man squad for Monday's home game against Betfred Super League leaders Castleford.

Kyle Amor was sent off in the game on Good Friday Credit: PA Images

St Helens interim boss criticises red card during Wigan defeat

Wigan Warriors beat St Helens by 29 points to 18 in Super League earlier today.

It was a familiar Easter fixture though for St Helens the unfamiliar position of having no Head Coach.

Sean Long and Jamahl Lolesi are in temporary charge following this week's shock sacking of Keiron Cunningham.

Their job got a whole lot harder when Kyle Amor was sent off on 12 minutes for a high tackle on Liam Marshall. Lolesi criticised the decision in his press conference after the game at the DW Stadium.

It was an eighth successive Good Friday win for Wigan. It doesn't get any easier for Saints - who host Super League leaders Castleford on Monday.

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Show of support for ex-Saints coach from rivals Wigan

Kieran Cunningham Credit: ITV News

There's been a show of support today for former St Helens coach Kieron Cunningham... from Saints' arch rivals, Wigan.

Club hero Cunningham left the club yesterday. The former Saints and Great Britain hooker, who is immortalised in a bronze statue outside the club's ground, has paid the price for his team's disappointing start to the season.

Wigan Warriors Head Coach Shaun Wane believes Keiron Cunningham will be back in the sport soon.

Interim coach Jamahl Lolesi says his job now is to turn around the club's fortunes.

Man, 23, arrested in connection with hit-and-run death

Credit: Youens family

Police in Merseyside have confirm that a 23-year-old man is today, Wednesday 30th March, in custody, following a fatal road traffic accident in St Helens in which Violet-Grace was hit on Friday.

He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving following an incident on Prescot Road, St Helens, on Friday 24th March.

He will be questioned by detectives on Merseyside today.

The news comes after the mother of 23-year-old Aidan McAteer made a televised appeal for him to turn himself in yesterday after police named him as a suspect in connection with the incident.

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