Merseyside Police

Wanted man could be in Leeds

A man who is wanted by Merseyside Police could be in Leeds, the force has said.

William Young
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William Young, 51, is wanted in connection with historic sex offences in Merseyside.

He is described as being 6ft tall, of "proportionate build", with grey hair and blue eyes.

He has links to Leeds and West Yorkshire.

Man stabbed in 'targeted attack'

A man in his 20s was stabbed in a "targeted attack" in Prescot, police have said.


Emergency services were called to Kingsway after reports of a Ford Focus being damaged at 18:15 yesterday.

When officers arrived at the scene, a man was found with head injuries described as "slash wounds".

"Our initial enquiries suggest this was a targeted attack, but we’re keeping an open mind," Det Insp Jackie Guinness said.

Merseyside Police in £4.2m drive to stop gun and knife crime

Some £4.2m will be poured into a new initiative to crack down on shootings, stabbings and other serious crime in Merseyside.

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Merseyside Police has been given the Home Office grant from its £100m Serious Violence Fund.

It will be used to improve intelligence, pinpoint crime hotspots and issue frontline officers with metal detecting gloves.

Gun and knife crime rose by more than a third in Merseyside in 2018.