UPDATE: A 56-year-old man is due in court today after a double stabbing in Formby.



A 46-year-old man suffered wounds to his chest and back and 48- year-old man had puncture wounds to his back after an attack behind shops in Harington Road on Friday night.

Paul Range, of Wicks Crescent, Formby, has been has been charged with wounding and assault and is due to appear at South Sefton Magistrates court this morning,

A police spokesman said: “Merseyside Police can confirm a 56-year-old man has been charged with two counts of Section 18 wounding and one count of Section 47 assault following an incident in Formby on Friday (25 September).

“Paul Range, of Wicks Crescent, Formby has been remanded in custody to appear at Sefton Magistrates Court this morning (Monday, 28 September).”


A man has been arrested after two people were stabbed in Formby.

The two men, a 46 and a 48-year-old, were both attacked behind some shops on Harington Road near Wicks Green shortly after 9pm last night.

One of the victims had been stabbed multiple times in his chest, while the other had puncture wounds to his back. Police were called to the scene at 9.10pm and the two men were taken to hospital by paramedics.

Both men are said to be in a stable condition and their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

A 56-year-old man from Formby has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent.

He has been taken to a police station in Merseyside to be interviewed.


Merseyside Police confirmed they were called out to reports of a stabbing last night.

A force spokesman said: “Merseyside Police can confirm a man has been arrested following an incident in Formby last night (Friday, 25 September) in which two men are believed to have been stabbed.

“Officers have cordoned off the area while enquiries are on-going. CCTV from the area is being examined and crime scene investigators are in attendance.”

A spokeswoman for the North West Ambulance Service said: “We got a call at 9.10pm to reports that two males had been stabbed. “The two males, both in their 40s, had wounds to their chest and the other to his back. “Both men were taken to Aintree Hospital as major trauma patients.”

Officers are speaking with witnesses in the area, but would urge anyone who was in the area at the time or has any information to contact Sefton CID on 0151 777 3835 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Photo credit: Formby Bubble.


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