‘Quiet street’ turned into crime scene after double stabbing

Neighbours were left in shock after coming out of their homes to a crime scene at the centre of a double stabbing.

Police rushed to Southgate Road in Old Swan on Wednesday, following reports that a man and woman had been stabbed in the chest and back.

A resident living in the street said the couple were “covered in blood” as they were wheeled into the back of an ambulance at around 3.15pm.

They were taken to hospital for their injuries which are not believed to be life threatening, police said.

A 21-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken to a police station for questioning.

Police at the scene of a double stabbing in Old Swan
Police at the scene of a double stabbing in Old Swan
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The investigation is said to be in its “very early stages”, with police and forensics remaining at the scene into Wednesday evening.

A neighbour said the couple who were stabbed were a “nice young couple”, who “kept themselves to themselves.”

She said: “They seem like a nice young couple, my daughter used to go to school with her. They seemed really quiet and always kept themselves to themselves.

“Nothing ever happens in this street it’s like an old fashioned street, we all keep an eye on each other.

“It’s just shocking something like this has happened.”

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Another neighbour said: “It’s shocked me because I’ve never seen anything like that happened around here before, it’s a really quiet street.”

A third added: “I’ve lived here a long time and I’ve never seen anything like this before, it’s frightening.”

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Chief Inspector Stephen Hardy said: “While we have made one arrest, we are still in the very early stages of an investigation into the stabbing of two people on Southgate Road this afternoon.

“We understand this will be a shocking incident for the local community.

“Patrols will remain in the area this evening to gather information and I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident, or has CCTV or dashcam footage, to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, with reference 21000236786 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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