Three men are stabbed in axe and samurai sword battle during ‘organised fight’ on Formby Beach just yards from homes of Premier League footballers
- Three men stabbed during fight involving an axe and a samurai sword tonight
- Emergency services were called to Formby Beach in Sefton, Merseyside
- Police presence on Victoria Road, home to millionaires and top footballers
Three men have been stabbed during a fight involving an axe and a samurai sword just yards from the homes of Premier League footballers.
Emergency services were called to Formby Beach in Sefton, Merseyside at around 7.10pm this evening, police said in a statement. The three men have been taken to hospital by air ambulance for treatment.
A witness told the Liverpool Echo a man was attacked with an axe and a samurai sword during the ‘organised fight’ at the National Trust site.
‘The lad who was losing the fight pulled out an axe and hit the other lad with it,’ he said. ‘His mate then pulled out a samurai sword and used that too. It was bad.’
There was a heavy police presence on Victoria Road, which is home to Premier League footballers and millionaires, this evening.
CCTV and forensic enquiries are ongoing and detectives will be in the area this evening to speak to the community and gather information.
Emergency services were called to Formby Beach in Sefton, Merseyside at around 7.10pm this evening, police said in a statement. There was a heavy police presence on Victoria Road, which is home to millionaires and Premier League footballers, this evening
Huge crowds headed to Formby Beach as sunseekers flocked to UK beauty spots to enjoy glorious weather on the Bank Holiday weekend.
Detective Superintendent Mark Baker said: ‘At this early stage we believe that these incidents are linked, but are keeping an open mind as to the motives behind them.
‘However, we know the community of Formby and beyond will be alarmed to hear about what has happened and will share our determination to find those responsible and remove them from the streets.
‘Officers remain at the scene and are available to support any residents looking for information or support.
‘I know that there were a number of people on the beach this evening, and I’d like to urge anyone who saw what happened to come forward and help us to identify the offender as soon as possible.
‘It is appalling and sad that on a sunny day like today when people have been out enjoying themselves we are patrolling our beaches after such a horrific incident.
‘Knife crime has no place whatsoever in our communities and we’re doing everything we can to bring the offender to justice.’
You can pass information via @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook with reference 978 of 30/05.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.