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30 September 2018, 08:20 | Updated: 30 September 2018, 08:31
Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses after two stabbings in Liverpool on Saturday.
Officers were first called at around 1am on Saturday morning to Huyton to reports that a man had been injured outside the McDonalds on Liverpool Road.
A 25-year-old man was taken to hospital with a stab wound to his leg and a slash to his cheek. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
Police say the investigation is at an early stage but they believe the man was involved in a fight with a number of men who had travelled through the McDonald’s drive-through in a silver coloured private hire taxi, prior to the assault.
Officers are examining CCTV from the restaurant and local area and witnesses are being spoken to.
Later in the early hours, officers were called at around 4:30am to reports that a man had been assaulted in the area of Fleet Street / Back Colquitt Street.
A 36-year-old man presented himself at hospital with three superficial stab wounds to his chest. His condition is not thought to be life threatening.
It is thought a number of men were involved in a fight inside Pure Bar, which then spilled out onto the street, where the man was injured.
CCTV from the bar and surrounding area is being sought and the scene has been cordoned off for forensic examination.
Detective Inspector Cath Haggerty said : “We believe a number of people were involved in this altercation, which has left this man with nasty injuries. I’d appeal to anyone who was in the bar or in the street when this took place, sometime around 4am, who may have witnessed this incident, to get in contact.
“Violence of this nature has no place in our city and we’d ask anyone who can assist with our investigation to get in contact."