A murder investigation has been launched after a man in his 30s was stabbed in a residential street in Dingle, Liverpool.

Officers believe the attack was 'targeted' and a police cordon remains in place while forensic investigators make enquiries.

Emergency services were called to the scene at about 4.30pm today after reports a man had sustained a stab wound to his chest, reports The Liverpool Echo.

An air ambulance helicopter landed on a patch of grass near the Baltic Market this afternoon, and is believed to have been deployed in relation to the stabbing.

The victim was taken to hospital but later pronounced dead.

A man in his 20s has been detained and will be taken for questioning.

Police cordon off Prince William Street.
A witness appeal has been launched

Detective Superintendent Dave McCaughrean of Merseyside Police said: “We are appealing for anyone who was in Prince William Street or the surrounding area, and witnessed the incident or saw any suspicious behaviour to please get in touch.

He added: “A man has tragically lost his life and at this stage, we are treating the incident as targeted, however an investigation is now underway to establish the full circumstances."

The victim's next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.