Police were called to report a scuffle involving up to 100 youths at Keel Wharf at around 9.15pm last night (Friday, July 24).
When the police arrived, they found two teenagers who had been stabbed in the buttocks.
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The two boys were taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
Merseyside Police are appealing for information after the ‘reckless’ and ‘appalling’ incident.
A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: ‘We are asking for information after two 15-year-old boys were stabbed in Liverpool city center last night (Friday 24 July).
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“At around 9:15 pm, officers were called with reports of around 80 to 100 young fighters at Keel Wharf on the waterfront.
“When they arrived they found the two teenagers who had each been stabbed in the buttocks. The two boys were taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where they were treated and are now discharged from the hospital. “
Chief Inspector Matt Moscrop said: “We are conducting extensive investigations into this incident and viewing CCTV footage to identify the offender. We would like to speak to anyone who was at Keel Wharf and who witnessed the incident, or who has information to help us identify the offender.
“It was a terrible incident and two young boys were hospitalized for their injuries.
“The use of weapons is reckless and intolerable, and can have devastating consequences, not only for the victim and their family, but also for the perpetrator.
“The waterfront should be a safe space for everyone to visit and make the most of the great weather we’ve had this week, not a place for the violence and anti-social behavior we’ve seen in recent days.
“We will not tolerate this type of behavior and will continue to work with our partners to take all necessary measures. “
Merseyside Police said uniformed and plainclothes officers supported by the Merseyside Police Canine Unit are deployed to prevent further incidents with a dispersal area remaining in place until 7 a.m. on Sunday to include the areas bounded by the River Mersey, St Nicholas Place, Georges Dock Gates, The Strand, Wapping, Chaloner Street, Sefton Street and Brunswick Way.
The dispersal order will give police officers and officers of the police community supporting traffic officers the power to order those whom they suspect to be at the origin or likely to cause a crime, a nuisance or antisocial behavior of leaving an area and not returning for 48 hours.
Police will also be able to seize any items used in antisocial behavior, and police have the power to arrest anyone returning to an area they have been ordered to leave.
Chief Inspector Matt Moscrop said: “We have increased the number of officers, in uniform and in civilian clothes, and they will be supported by officers from the canine unit.
“Throughout the day there will be regular street briefings for the officers.
“This supports the dispersal area on the waterfront and its surroundings to prevent further incidents.
“These scatter zones are certainly not designed to prevent young people, or anyone else, from coming together on the docks to enjoy a world famous space with fantastic architecture and amenities.
“This is not about preventing young people from meeting their friends after such a difficult time during the lockdown, the majority of whom behaved in perfectly reasonable ways.
“It’s just about making sure that the minority who intend to behave in an antisocial manner can be moved out of the area, to allow people of all ages to feel more secure and to enjoy everything. what the seafront has to offer ”
Anyone with information on this incident last night is encouraged to message DM @MerPolCC, “Merseyside Police Contact Center on Facebook” or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 with reference 1216 on July 23.
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