Teenagers held after stabbing

Police and forensic officers continue to search the area close to the stabbing around Clipsley Lane, Haydock

Police and forensic officers continue to search the area close to the stabbing around Clipsley Lane, Haydock

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THREE teenagers were held by police after a man suffered knife wounds in a serious early morning assault.

Detectives arrested the three suspects – two aged 16 and one aged 18 – on Monday morning (February 28) after a 39-year-old man sustained “serious injuries” in an assault on Clipsley Lane in Haydock.

Police were called to the scene, between the road’s junctions with Haydock Lane and Poplar Road, at about 5.40am that morning.

The victim has subsequently been named locally as Sean Glover, who neighbours said lives in a former nursing home just off Clipsley Lane which has been converted into flats.

Neighbours also told the St Helens Reporter that the assault victim’s mother lives nearby, along Clipsley Lane, near to the derelict old Providence Street Baptist Chapel.

A row of houses remained cordoned off by police yesterday.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that the assault victim had been discharged from hospital to recover at home after suffering gashes to his face and hand, consistent with knife wounds.

But busy Clipsley Lane was due to be cordoned off again by police yesterday afternoon – after it was closed off for several hours on Monday – for a detailed police line-search.

Forensic teams had earlier been spotted working at the scene well into Monday afternoon.

Of the trio who were arrested in connection with the assault, the 18-year-old is from Haydock and the two 16-year-olds are from Huyton and Stockbridge Village. All three were still being questioned as the Reporter went to press.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information can contact St Helens CID on 0151 777 1561 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.

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