Man stabbed in street attack

St James Road, Rainhill (Google Maps)
St James Road, Rainhill (Google Maps)

A MAN is being treated in hospital after he was stabbed repeatedly in a street attack.

The victim, believed to be in his 20s, was attacked by two men as he walked on St James Road close to the graveyard of St Ann’s church at around 6.30pm last night.

The offenders escaped on foot through the graveyard prompting police to seal off part of the street.

The victim was taken to hospital and treated for small puncture wounds to his head, torso and arm. His condition is described as stable and his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A forensic examination of the scene is underway and CCTV opportunities are being explored in the local area. House to house enquiries have also taken place.

Detective Inspector Paul Grounds said: “This was a shocking attack and I am sure the community will share our determination to make sure those responsible are brought to justice.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault, or who was in the area this evening and may have seen anyone acting suspiciously before or immediately after this incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6049 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.