Forensic tent erected at the murder scene after man stabbed to death

Detectives and forensic scientists investigating the murder of a man who was stabbed to death in Halewood are still at the scene today.

Officers are continuing their investigations on Beechwood Avenue, where a man in his 30s was stabbed to death Friday night in what is believed to have been a targeted attack.

Police and paramedics were called to the area around 6.40pm with reports that the man was in a serious condition after being stabbed.

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He was taken to the hospital, where he died shortly afterwards.

Five men between the ages of 22 and 62 were arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to police stations for questioning.



Police are treating it as a targeted attack
Police are treating it as a targeted attack

Merseyside Police said the investigation is in its early stages and that it is seeking to speak to anyone with information.

The stabbing is believed to have been a targeted attack, but detectives “keep an open mind” as to the motive behind it.



The killing site remained cordoned off Saturday while police continued their investigation
The killing site remained cordoned off Saturday while police continued their investigation

A large police roadblock remained in place along a stretch of Beechwood Avenue Saturday as police cars stood along the street.

Forensics appeared to be focusing on a partially collapsed brick wall on the corner of Beechwood Avenue, which was covered in blue tarpaulin.

Detective Inspector Sue Hinds said: “Although five men are in custody, these are still the early stages of an investigation after a young man’s life was tragically taken last night.

“We’re still looking to talk to anyone with information to help.

“We believe this was a targeted attack, which is why we keep an open mind. We believe the offenders ran off in a vehicle, so if you saw or caught any vehicles speeding in the area, then let us know.

“It is absolutely crucial that everyone who has seen, heard or knows something reports, either directly or anonymously, so that we can act quickly.

“We are determined to find answers and put all those responsible to the courts.”

Please contact our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Center’ with any information, with reference to reference 21000752630

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form by clicking here.

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