Five men on electric scooters were seen fleeing a Liverpool street moments after a man was stabbed.
The victim, a 49-year-old man, was rushed to hospital after he was knifed just before 11pm.
Merseyside Police said they were called to Goodison Road close to Goodison Park after reports that a man had been stabbed in the leg.
The man’s injury is not life-threatening, say police.
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A witness appeal is underway with five men on scooters seen riding off towards Index Street after the stabbing.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and the investigation is ongoing.
Two police officers could be seen standing guard on the street last night.
A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: “We have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing last night, Wednesday 9 June.
“At around 10.55pm, emergency services were called to an address on Goodison Road to reports that a man had been stabbed in the leg.
“The victim, a 49-year-old man from Liverpool, was taken to hospital for treatment on his injury, which is not life-threatening.”
The spokesperson added: “It was reported that five men on e-scooters left the scene in the direction of Index Street following the incident.
“Witness and forensic enquiries are being carried out in the area. Following enquiries, a man in his 20s from Liverpool was arrested on suspicion of Section 47 assault. He has been detained by police and will be taken to custody for questioning.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 21000319814 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.