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Boy, 17, threatened and stabbed on Merseyside

A 17-year-old boy was threatened with a gun and knife before being stabbed in the leg and stomach while out with friends on Merseyside.

The teenager was attacked by a group of men in a wooded area near Boode Croft, Stockbridge Village, at about 2120 BST on Monday.

His two friends managed to run away, police said.

A 16-year-old boy from Huyton has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and released on bail.

Two of the attackers are described as being in their early 20s. One had short black hair and was about 5ft 9in (1.8m) and the other was about 5ft 6in (1.7m).

'Not tolerated'

Police do not have descriptions of the other men.

Insp George Phillips, of Merseyside Police, said: "Crimes like this will not be tolerated on the streets of Knowsley.

"We are working hard to take guns off our streets, but we need help form the community who are our eyes and ears.

"We also believe that there were two dog walkers who were in the area at the time of the attack, they may have seen something that could help with our inquires."

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