Liverpool

Man 'carrying sword' in Hunts Cross Shopping Park attack

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Image caption Officers were called to "an altercation" in Hunts Cross Shopping Park car park at 17:30 BST

A 36-year-old has been stabbed by a man reportedly carrying a sword in a retail centre car park, police said.

Officers were called to "an altercation" in Hunts Cross Shopping Park in Liverpool at about 17:30 BST.

The injured man was stabbed in the chest and is in a serious condition in hospital.

A 38-year-old man from Wavertree has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a 26-year-old woman on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Detectives are examining CCTV footage and the area has been cordoned off.

A sword has been seized, police said.

Det Insp Steve Christian said: "The shopping park around Asda and United Carpets would have been busy at this time of day as people shopped after work and I would urge anyone who has any information which could help us find those responsible to come forward as soon as possible."