/Live updates as man murdered in Huyton on night of knife violence

Live updates as man murdered in Huyton on night of knife violence

Huyton murder: Video from the scene and what we know so far

Video from the scene:

Police remain in Huyton this morning after a man was knifed to death last night.

Emergency services rushed to Kingsway, Huyton, at 8pm to reports a man had been stabbed repeatedly in the chest.

He was taken to hospital but a spokeswoman for the force confirmed his death in a statement released last night.

A murder investigation is now underway.

A cordon is in place close to the Oak Tree pub as Kingsway remains closed off.

An investigation is now underway and a number of lines of enquiry are being pursued. CCTV, house-to-house and forensic enquiries are also being carried out, with high visibility police patrols in the local area.

Detective Inspector Jennie Beck said: “This is a tragic incident which has sadly led to yet another victim of knife crime on the streets of Merseyside over the last few days.

“We’re determined to find whoever was responsible as soon as possible and bring them to justice. We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of Kingsway, Runnymede Road and Liverpool Road around 8pm and saw, heard or captured anything – be it descriptions of those involved, CCTV, dashcam or other images.

“These details could be vital to our investigation. What has happened tonight has proven once again how knife crime causes devastation in our communities – this time with fatal consequences. We’ll be in the area tonight speaking to local residents, so tell us what you know and we will do the rest.”

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC on Twitter, call 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting log 1004 of 19 April.

Kingsway in Huyton remains closed today and police are at the scene after a man was stabbed to death last night (Image: Liverpool Echo)

Night of violence

In a separate attack, a man’s hand was reportedly cut off with a machete in Kirkdale.

Officers were called to Goodall Street at around 5.55pm after reports of a man in his 20s being attacked.

And in a third stabbing a boy, 15, was attacked on Childwall Valley Road close to the shops on on Childwall Fiveways.

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