Merseyside Police launch search for suspect after man dies following ‘targeted attack’ in Toxteth
3 months ago
Police are searching for a male suspect who is believed to have been known to the victims of the attack in Liverpool.
A man has died after three people were stabbed and slashed in a “targeted attack”. Merseyside Police have now launched a search for the suspect.
A 28-year-old man was pronounced dead at hospital following the incident in a block of flats in Toxteth, Liverpool, at about 1pm on Sunday, a spokesman for Merseyside Police said.
Another man and a woman, both in their 30s, were also taken to hospital following the attack in the communal area of the building on the corner of Upper Warwick Street and Hillaby Close.
The man is critically injured and the woman is in a serious but stable condition, the force spokesman said.
Police are searching for a male suspect, who is believed to have been known to the victims.
Chief Inspector Colin Dyer said”
“It appears to be a targeted attack and the suspect is known to the victims.
“This is a shocking incident that has left three people in hospital and we are determined to find the person responsible.
“We are appealing for anyone with information to please come forward to help with our investigation.
“If you witnessed this incident or have any CCTV or dashcam footage, please come forward as a matter of urgency.”
Detective Chief Inspector Allison Woods said:
“This was a shocking attack that has tragically resulted in the death of a man. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and specialist officers are currently supporting them.
“There are two other victims who remain in hospital after sustaining serious injuries in this attack. Although it’s still early in the investigation, we believe this was targeted and that the suspect is known to the victims.
“We are determined to find the male responsible for this attack and we will be relentless in our pursuit. The local community will be concerned by this incident, but please be assured that our investigation is ongoing to find him and remove him from our streets.”