A man was stabbed in the street with a kitchen knife this morning.
Emergency services were called to Webster Street in Litherland at 8.10am on Saturday to reports a man had been stabbed.
The victim was reportedly knifed by another man, who then ran away with two women in the direction of Linacre Road.
He was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.
A police helicopter was seen circling overhead as officers searched for the suspect.
The weapon used in the attack, believed to be a kitchen knife, was found by police nearby on Lawler Street.
The suspected knifeman is described as white, aged between 20 and 25 years old, approximately 5ft 8in tall, of medium build with white hair.
He is also said to have been wearing a grey tracksuit and green trousers.
Detectives remained in the Webster Street area this afternoon while enquiries are carried out.
Pictures taken at the scene show officers on Linacre Road where a cordon remains in place across an alleyway.
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Detective Inspector Mike Dalton said: “We are carrying out extensive enquiries into an attack on Webster Street this morning and we are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information about the whereabouts of the man described.
“This was an appalling incident and will have been extremely shocking for the community to witness. We will be doing all we can to find the man responsible and bring him to justice.
“The use of weapons is reckless and intolerable, and can have devastating consequences, not only for the victim and their family but also the offender.
“Tell us what you know about this incident and we’ll take positive action to remove those who use weapons to cause fear and harm in our communities from our streets.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact us via our social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 21000410463.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form here.