Two men arrested after stabbings in Liverpool city centre
Two men have been arrested after three other men suffered knife wounds in Liverpool city centre.
The pair were detained on suspicion of violent disorder after the incident on Victoria Street close to the junction of Stanley Street at 05:25 BST.
One man is in a serious but stable condition with a stomach wound, said police.
A second man, who sustained an injury to the chest, has been discharged from hospital.
A third man, who turned up at Royal Liverpool University Hospital with injuries to his face, has been transferred to another hospital for further treatment.
Det Insp Graeme Robson said: "We believe there may have been a disturbance in a nearby bar which then led to an altercation between a group of men on Stanley Street."
A 24-year-old man from Halewood has been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.
A 19-year-old man from the Old Swan area, who also attended the Royal Liverpool University Hospital with injuries to his face, was also arrested on suspicion of violent disorder after he was discharged.
Both men arrested have been taken to police stations on Merseyside and will be questioned by detectives.