UPDATE | Marine Way bridge Knife attacker has court date delayed

The Southport man who tried to stab his girlfriend to death on Marine Way Bridge has had his court date delayed. Ryan Quigley, 22, was supposed to appear before judges this week but his lawyer has asked the court to wait while a psychiatric report into his mental state is put together. The defendant, from Kensington Road, will now have a trial in August.

VIDEO: Southport Man charged with attempted murder following Marine Way bridge attack

Merseyside Police has charged a man with attempted murder following an incident in Southport on Saturday, 4 March, in which a 19-year-old woman suffered a facial injury.

22-year-old Ryan Quigley from Kensington Road in Southport was charged with attempted murder following the incident, which occurred at around 11.30am on a footbridge off Marine Parade in Southport.

Quigley has been remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday, 3 April.

A knife was recovered close to the scene and has been seized for forensic enquiries. Detectives are keen to get the details of a man and woman who found the knife and also want to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time and may have information which could assist with the investigation.

Officers patrolled the area to provide reassurance and Marine Parade was reopened on Saturday afternoon once enquiries were carried out.

Detective Sergeant Tony O’Brien said: “We are looking to identify and confirm the details of a man and woman who located the weapon on Saturday close to Marine Parade; in addition to anyone else who witnessed the incident, as we know that members of the public were close by. Your details could be vital in the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives on (0151) 777 3075, call 101 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously and for free on 0800 555 11

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