Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after reports a man was assaulted in Southport.
Officers were called to Knowsley Road at around 5pm yesterday (Sunday 8 January).
On arrival they found a man who was bleeding from a wound to his neck. The injury is believed to have been caused by a knife.
The man was taken to hospital were his condition is described as serious but not life threatening.
An investigation is underway including house-to house, witness and CCTV enquiries. A scene is in place to allow for a forensic examination.
A 48 year-old man from Southport has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He has been taken to a police station where he will be questioned by detectives.
Detectives are appealing for anyone with any information that may help the investigation to come forward.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 3833, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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