Merseyside Police in stabbings witness appeal

Police in Merseyside have appealed for witnesses to the New Year's Eve stabbing of two men in Old Swan.

The men, aged 27 and 19, were attacked on Broad Green Road at 2315 GMT.

The 27-year-old suffered multiple stab wounds to his stomach and chest and the 19-year-old received leg and head injuries.

They were taken to hospital where the 27-year-old underwent surgery. He is due to be released from hospital later today.

Insp Steve Powell said: "This a violent and disturbing assault in which two young men suffered very nasty injuries which, thankfully, they are recovering from.

"It happened in the street close to two very popular local pubs so we are confident there will be witnesses that have not yet come forward.

"I would like to stress that we do not believe this incident happened inside either pub and the management of both premises are cooperating with the investigation."

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