Paul Range in court following Formby Stabbing

11th December 2015

Formby man accused of a double stabbing appeared before a judge today (Friday, December 11)

Mr Paul Range(56) faces charges of wounding two men with intent and assaulting a third man by punching him.

Range, of Wicks Crescent, was due to enter his plea to a total of four charges today but this was adjourned until January 2016 after his barrister asked for more time.

Paul Range is charged with wounding with intent 46-year-old Michael Arnold, who suffered wounds to his chest and back and Mark Brady(48) who had puncture wounds to his back.

Judge Alan Conrad, QC, allowed his application and Range was further remanded in custody until January 8.

A provisional trial date has already been fixed for March 21.



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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