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Live updates as man murdered in Huyton on night of knife violence

Updates after man was stabbed to death in Huyton on a shocking night of violence which saw another man's hand reportedly cut off with a machete in a separate attack in Kirkdale.

Emergency services rushed to Kingsway, Huyton, at 8pm to reports a man had been stabbed repeatedly in the chest.

He was taken to hospital but a spokeswoman for the force confirmed his death in a statement released last night.

A murder investigation is now underway.

In a separate attack, a man's hand was reportedly cut off with a machete in Kirkdale.

Officers were called to Goodall Street at around 5.55pm after reports of a man in his 20s being attacked.

And in a third stabbing a boy, 15, was attacked on Childwall Valley Road close to the shops on on Childwall Fiveways.

HUYTON MURDER INVESTIGATION

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in a "tragic" attack.

Emergency services rushed to Kingsway, Huyton, at 8pm to reports a man had been stabbed repeatedly in the chest.

The age of the man has not been disclosed at this stage.

Paramedics rushed the victim to hospital, but he sadly died.

Police at Fieldways in Huyton where a man was stabbed to death (Image: Liverpool Echo)

House-to-house enquiries are now being carried out by police as officers call the attack "tragic".

Detective Inspector Jennie Beck said: “This is a tragic incident which has sadly led to yet another victim of knife crime on the streets of Merseyside over the last few days.

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"We're determined to find whoever was responsible as soon as possible and bring them to justice. We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of Kingsway, Runnymede Road and Liverpool Road around 8pm and saw, heard or captured anything - be it descriptions of those involved, CCTV, dashcam or other images.

“These details could be vital to our investigation.

"What has happened tonight has proven once again how knife crime causes devastation in our communities - this time with fatal consequences. We’ll be in the area tonight speaking to local residents, so tell us what you know and we will do the rest.”

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A spokeswoman for the force added: "An investigation is now underway and a number of lines of enquiry are being pursued. CCTV, house-to-house and forensic enquiries are also being carried out, with high visibility police patrols in the local area.

"Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC on Twitter, call 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting log 1004 of 19 April."

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