Police appeal for information after double stabbing in Skelmersdale

Detectives in Skelmersdale are appealing for information after two men were stabbed late on Wednesday evening.

The stabbing happened at about 10.45pm on Wednesday, October 10th, at the junction of Birch Green Road and Ferndale.

Three men and two women approached two local men aged 27 and 17, and assaulted them. The older victim suffered a punctured lung and the teenager suffered a leg injury and thankfully neither injury is life threatening.

Police believe the motive for the attacks was robbery and an investigation is underway.

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Officers are keen to trace any witnesses, in particular the driver of a white van which pulled out of Ferndale at around the time of the incident.

Detective Inspector Ian Moore, of South Police, said: “We are treating this extremely seriously and I would appeal for anyone with information which could assist to get in touch.”

As a result of an incident on Birch Green last night, 10/10/2018, during which two males received stab wounds, ACC Woods has authorised a Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act for the area on the attached map between the hours of 19:00 11/10/2018 to 06:00 12/10/2018. This gives Police Officers the power to stop and search anyone in the area bounded by the M58, Glenburn Road and the A577, within the allotted time looking for weapons.

If anyone has any information or witnessed anything around Birch Green Road between 22:30 and 23:00 on 10/10/2018 please contact police and quote log number LC-20181010-1597 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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