A police officer was seriously injured and rushed to hospital after a bike chase through Anfield.
It is believed that the male officer was chasing an electric bike a short time before becoming injured.
A number of ambulances were called to the scene before taking the officer to hospital for treatment to serious head injuries.
Later in the evening, a number of large police scenes were put in place around the area with multiple forensic officers seen working.
Investigations were focused on a section of Utting Avenue, Arkles Lane, Priory Road and an alley just off Watford Road.
An officer and a police dog scoured the scene on Arkles Lane after scientific support photographed the road close to the junction of Priory Road.
Around the corner, on Priory Road, a cordon was erected along the footpath close to the cross roads.
Police officers guarded the scene until the early hours of the morning as a number of evidence markers were laid out on the pavement.
Metres away on Watford Road, another cordon was placed around a small alley way.
Inside the cordon a forensic officers spent multiple hours inspecting a bike before it was moved out onto the footpath and covered with a tarpaulin.
All three cordons stayed in place throughout the evening before Merseyside Police confirmed that the officer was receiving treatment in hospital for serious head injuries.
A spokesperson for the force told the ECHO t he officer had fallen during the chase and had not been attacked.
The suspect on the bike that was being chased was also detained by officers a short time later.
An update on the officer’s condition is not currently known.
Today a cordon and police presence is still in place on Utting Avenue, Priory Road and Watford Road.
A number of police cars are stationed at each cordon, which includes an alleyway on Watford Road.
Merseyside Police has been approached for further comment regarding the officer’s condition.