Teenager “stabbed” at Albert Dock in Liverpool
15-year-old taken to hospital with cuts to his head
Merseyside Police said an investigation was underway following an incident near the Albert Dock Ferris Wheel last night (Monday July 19) which resulted in two cuts to the head of a 15 year old boy.
Officers were called around 9 p.m. with reports of a stabbing. The victim is believed to have been assaulted by a group of about five young people who then fled. One of the men was reportedly armed with a knife.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries, which were not believed to be serious.
Earlier this evening, a dispersal zone was set up in the area following incidents of antisocial behavior at the Wild Shore Water Park.
Acting Chief Inspector Geoff Stewart said:
“The behavior we have seen tonight is appalling. We have stepped up patrols in the area and a dispersal zone is now in place. There is no room for this type of behavior and I appeal to parents to know where their children are and what they are doing. The young people involved in this incident and the previous incident Antisocial behavior at the Wild Shore Waterpark spoils the facilities offered to other young people, visitors and residents of the city.
“Fortunately, the victim of this incident did not sustain serious injuries, but it is deeply upsetting for him and his family. I appeal to anyone who may have information about this and to help us find the responsible persons. ”
The dispersal area that has been set up covers the area delineated on the map and includes: the River Mersey; Place Saint-Nicolas; George Wharf Doors; the strand; James Street; Rue du Seigneur; Rue du Paradis; Wapping; Queen’s Quay; Quay Quay; Quai du monarque and wharf at mid-tide.
The ordinance, which falls under section 34 of the Antisocial Behavior Act & The Police Act 2014 gives police officers and police community support traffic officers the power to order those they suspect of being responsible for or likely to cause a crime, nuisance or antisocial behavior to members of the public leaving a designated area and not returning for 48 hours.
By law, officers have the power to seize any item used in the commission of anti-social behavior.
If a person who had previously been ordered to leave the area returned, an offense would be committed, for which they could ultimately be arrested.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact DM @MerPolCC, message ‘Merseyside Police Contact Center on Facebook’ or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 with reference 1169 from July 19th.