Police have released photos of four men they would like to speak to in connection with a stabbing by Liverpool ONE this morning that left an 18-year-old man with serious injuries.
Officers have issued an appeal for information calling on anyone who recognises these men to contact them immediately.
The appeal comes after a teenager was stabbed in broad daylight by Liverpool ONE at 11.30am on Saturday (15 August) leaving shoppers horrified.
Witnesses said that the injured victim stumbled into JD Sports in the city centre where he was helped by staff at the store.
The victim’s injuries are not thought to be life threatening and he is currently being treated in hospital.
The images, released by police this evening, show four men captured on CCTV. One of the men is wearing a hooded jacket while the others are all wearing t-shirts.
A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray earlier today.
A large police cordon remained on Paradise Street for much of the day although the store remained open afterwards.
A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: “Officers are appealing for anyone that recognises these men in the CCTV pictures to get in contact.
“We’d like to speak to them following an incident in Liverpool City Centre today (15 th August) where another man was stabbed.
We believe they could have information to help us with our ongoing investigation.”
Detective Inspector Graeme Osborne, said: “This is a frightening incident for the general public to witness and I would urge anyone with information to get in contact straight away.
“Carrying a knife puts yourself and others in significant danger and we must do all we can to bring those responsible to justice.”
If you recognise any of them or know how we could get in contact with them, please give us a call on 101 or DM @MerPolCC quoting log 447 of 15 th August.