/Police hunt city knifeman who stabbed and slashed two people

Police hunt city knifeman who stabbed and slashed two people

A vicious knifeman is still on the run after he slashed and stabbed two people in Liverpool city centre.

Police investigating the brutal attack on May Street on Tuesday night have now released a description of the man who left a couple lying in a pool of blood .

Emergency services were called to the alley, that runs between Brownlow Hill and Mount Pleasant, at around 8pm to reports that two people had been injured.

When officers arrived they found that a 35-year-old man had been stabbed in the buttocks and a 40-year-old woman was slashed in the face.

Forensics at the scene of a brutal double knife attack on May Street

The man who attacked them fled the scene in a white car before the victims were rushed to hospital for treatment.

On Wednesday, Chief Inspector Andy Creer, issued a description of the knifeman they are hunting and gave an update on the victim’s conditions.

He said: “In relation to an assault that took place just before 8pm on Tuesday, January 7 in May Street in the city centre.

“Quick update regarding the condition of the two victims.

Mount Pleasant in Liverpool city centre police scene
(Image: Liverpool Echo)

“One of the victims was released from hospital this morning whilst the other remains in hospital to have some injuries treated.

“A detective has been out this morning making enquiries around CCTV and looking for witnesses to come forward.

“We believe the offender to be a black male – 5ft 6 to 5ft 8 inches tall wearing a dark coat with fur around the hood, dark jeans, dark trainers.

“We believe he may have left the area in a small, white vehicle.

Mount Pleasant in Liverpool city centre police scene.
(Image: Liverpool Echo)

“I would appeal to any members of the public who may have witnessed the incident or who may have witnessed anything slightly out of the ordinary around that time and that location to please come forward.”

Officers investigating the attack say they believe it was targeted but are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A spokesperson for  Merseyside Police  said: “We are appealing for information after a man and woman were assaulted in Liverpool city centre this evening (Tuesday 7 January 2020).

“A report was received just after 7.50pm that a 35-year-old man had sustained stab wounds to the buttocks and a 40-year-old woman had a slash wound to the cheek following the incident on May Street, off Brownlow Hill. 

“Both victims are in a stable condition in hospital.

“The offender is believed to have made off in a white car in the direction of Clarence Street.

“A cordon remains on May Street while crime scene investigators carry out forensic enquiries and detectives examine CCTV footage in the area.

“While the investigation is in its early stages, it is believed at this stage that the attack was targeted.”

Detective Inspector Simon Hurst said: “This attack has left two people in hospital, and we want anyone who may have information, however small, to come forward.

“We are keen to speak to any members of the public or drivers who were in the vicinity of May Street, Brownlow Hill, Mount Pleasant or Clarence Street at about 7.50pm on Tuesday.

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“They may have witnessed this incident, or the offender acting suspiciously before or after it happened, and could hold vital information that would bring the perpetrator of this vicious attack to justice.

“I would urge drivers who were driving in that area at that time to check any dashcam footage they have of the man or white car we believe were involved in this attack, and get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 20000015425 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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