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22 May 2019, 06:36 | Updated: 22 May 2019, 06:38
Police are appealing for witnesses after man sustained slash wound after an assault in Bootle.
Officers were called to Stand Park Avenue, close to our Lady of Walsingham social club, shortly before 6pm on Tuesday night.
It was reported a man in his 20s had been assaulted by another man.
He has been taken to hospital for treatment for serious injuries, including a slash wound to the back, where his condition is described as stable.
Four male offenders are believed to have left the scene in a black Nissan X-Trail, reported to have been driven in the direction of Park Lane West.
House to house enquiries are being carried out and CCTV opportunities are being explored.
Detective Inspector Graeme Towndrow said: "This is a shocking incident, which has left a man with a significant slash wound, and we are determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice.
"If you have any information at all about this assault, or were passing nearby in a car just before 6pm and have dashcam footage, your account or evidence could be absolutely vital in our investigation, so come forward and we will do the rest."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100258449 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.