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Police appeal after 14-year-old boy attacked with machete

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Merseyside Police are currently investigating reports that a 14 year old boy was attacked with what is believed to be a machete yesterday evening (9th February).

Officers were called after the boy presented himself at hospital at around 5.20pm with suspected knife wounds.

The incident is believed to have happened just before 4pm near the gates that lead onto park on Higher Lane, Halewood when the victim, who was walking alone, was reportedly attacked by a group of people. Descriptions of the offenders are yet to be confirmed.

The boy suffered injuries to his head and leg and remains in hospital for treatment. However, his injures are not thought to be life threatening.

Officers have spent yesterday evening and this morning in the area conducting forensic analysis, CCTV and house to house enquiries to piece together the full circumstances and find those responsible.

  • Did you see anyone acting suspiciously yesterday afternoon?
  • Were you in the area and thought something or someone wasn’t quite right?
  • Perhaps you have dashcam footage which might have picked up something you weren’t aware of?
  • Anyone that can help with our investigations is asked to DM @MerPolCC or call 101 quoting log: 19100040430.