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Bootle stabbing: Eight arrests over stabbing of boy, 15

Eight people have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in Merseyside.

Emergency services found the teenager with multiple stab wounds to his arms and back at a property on Eleanor Road in Bootle on 8 November.

Officers made the arrests earlier following the execution of search warrants in Bootle and Litherland.

Police said the eight males in custody are all from the Bootle and Litherland area and aged between 14 and 22.

They were all arrested on suspicion of assault and robbery.

The victim is recovering at home following hospital treatment.

Merseyside Police described the assault as "unprovoked".

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