UPDATE: Two arrested following brutal Southport pub attack

A barmaid at the Coronation pub told our reporter: “A a group of masked men stormed into armed with ‘machetes and a claw hammer. They singled out two brothers”

One man suffered injuries to his arm while the other had wounds on his neck and back. Police said the victims were both aged in their 20’s. Both men were taken to hospital.

Police are treating the incident as ‘targeted.’

A 29-year-old man from Southport and 28-year-old man from Ainsdale have both been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding, and are now being questioned by officers in Liverpool.

Original: Two brothers stabbed in a brutal Southport knife attack

Detectives in Sefton are appealing for information following a serious assault this afternoon(Sunday, 24 July) in Southport.

Emergency services were called at around 4.15pm to reports two men had been assaulted in King Street.

Both men have been taken to hospital, suffering from slash wounds, one man with injuries to his arm, the other his neck and back.

The investigation is at a very early stage and the motive is unclear but detectives believe it to be a targeted incident.

The scene has been cordoned off for forensic examination, CCTV is being sought and inquiries carried out in the area.

On OTSNews.co.uk Facebook Janet Rimmer said: “Lad in the corrie was attacked by two men who concealed their identity.”

“They had knife, machete and claw hammer and proceded to cut this guy up. He was very, very badly hurt. Apparently, it all happened so quickly, then they ran out of the pub.”

The Coronation Pub Landlord, Chris Johnson also took to our social media page: “No comment as I’ve received loads calls etc …. But the apple does not fall far from the tree – shit reporting as usual
Facts should be ashamed”

Detectives would urge anyone who has any information about this incident to contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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