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83-year-old man 'stabbed in the back' as woman, 30, arrested in Liverpool

Stabbing in Toxteth Photo: MEN Syndication

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested after an 83-year-old man was stabbed in the back.

Police were called to a block of flats on Mill Street in Toxteth at around 5.40pm yesterday following reports that a man has suffered a 'puncture wound to the back.'

The man was taken to hospital where he is currently in a stable condition.

Stabbing in Toxteth Credit: MEN Syndication

"We have arrested a 30 year-old woman following reports an 83 year-old man was assaulted at a property in Toxteth.

"We were called to Southwell Place at 5.40pm yesterday, Friday 13th September, following reports the male had suffered a puncture wound to the back. The man was taken to hospital where he is currently in a stable condition.

"The woman was arrested at a nearby property on suspicion of s18 wounding and is currently in custody where she is being questioned by detectives.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of what happened."

– A police spokesman

A woman was arrested at a nearby property on suspicion of s18 wounding and is currently in custody where she is being questioned by police. A local man told the ECHO he had seen police in the area after a pensioner was 'stabbed.'

Stabbing in Toxteth Credit: MEN Syndication