The grim evidence of a shocking gang attack on two men was visible this afternoon as blood stains covered the door step of their home.

Merseyside Police were called to an address on Croxdale Road West, West Derby, to reports that two men had been stabbed, at around 9.35am today.

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When officers arrived at the house they found a 55-year-old man who had suffered a serious cut to his right arm and other cuts to his left arm.

Also injured was an 18-year-old man, who had suffered a cut to his head.

Visible at the scene were blood stains smeared over the step and frame of the address, where Crime Scene Investigators remain conducting enquiries.

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Blood at the entrance of a house on Croxdale Road West after two men were stabbed

Both men were taken to hospital where they are being treated for their injuries, which are not life threatening.

House-to-house and CCTV enquiries are underway and the scene has been cordoned off whilst Crime Scene Investigators carry out forensic examinations.


Chief Inspector Karl Baldwin said: "The investigation is in the early stages and at this stage the motive for the attack is unknown.

"It is believed that the 55-year-old victim was attacked by a group of three or four males, not further described.

Police Scientific Support at a house on Croxdale Road West.

"He went back in to his home, but was followed by the males, who also attacked an 18-year-old man in the house before leaving.

"The attack is believed to have been targeted and there is no risk to the wider community.

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“Both victims have been taken to hospital where medical staff are treating them for their injuries.

“I would ask anyone in the area who witnessed the incident, or a group of males acting suspiciously in the area before or after the attack, to come forward with information.

"You may have been passing in a car at the time and have dashcam footage – if you do, we would be very keen to hear from you.”

Anyone with information should contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.

You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 20000152535 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website here: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously