Southport club bosses want Knife wands after Liverpool handout

9th January 2018
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Bars and clubs in Southport may received ‘knife wands’ in an attempt to crack down on people carrying weapons following the murder of Liverpool club-goer Sam Cook.

One hundred venues in Liverpool have already received the specialist equipment, free of charge, enabling them to search club-goers in order to help detect anyone who may be carrying a knife.

Now there are calls for clubs in Southport to get the same deal.

Policing Superintendent Mark Wiggins said: “We welcome the introduction of knife wands to licensed premises in Liverpool city centre, which supports our own tactics when we carry out regular knife crime operations.

This is exactly the type of strong partnership work which we hope will help eradicate knife crime in Merseyside.

“Knives are dangerous and there is no place for sequences, as we have seen recently and I hope that by constantly stressing the dangers of knife crime we are getting the message across, particularly to our young people.

I would urge people to educate themselves, speak to their children and family members and prevent the repeat of any such tragedies.

Male stabbed on Lord Street

Detectives are appealing for information after two men were assaulted in Southport last night (Friday, 31 March 2017).

The two victims had been in Maloney’s Bar when they had an argument with a group of about six men. After leaving the bar they were chased by the males, two of the group then attacked the victims. One of the victims, aged 22 years, suffered a stab wound to his chest and the other victim, aged 22 years, suffered a slashed wound to his torso. Both men were taken to hospital, the 22-year-old is in stable condition and the other male has been discharged.

One of the offenders is described as a white male, 6ft tall, with curly hair on the top and short a the side. He was wearing a blue and grey jumper and dark trousers.

The second offender is described as a white male, late teens, large build with longish, black greasy hair. He was wearing a light coloured top and dark trousers.

Anyone with information which could help detectives with their inquiries is asked to contact detectives on 0151 777 3833, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

An area outside June the Florist on Lord Street, Southport has been cordoned off after a male was stabbed 11:45 Friday 31 March 2017.

Police was called to the scene at around 11:50pm.