A girl is fighting for her life tonight after being stabbed in Liverpool city center.
Tonight, police cordoned off a large part of Church Street and the surrounding area after the girl was stabbed at around 8.39pm.
The victim is believed to have been with friends in Church Alley, near the busy shopping street, when what police described as a “verbal argument” broke out with a group of children. One of the boys is believed to have assaulted the girl and they are believed to have fled the scene.
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Her family is with her at the hospital, police said, in a statement describing her condition as critical. The girl’s age was not provided in her initial statement.
There was a cordon at Church Street and Church Alley, with several surrounding streets also blocked. The cordon reportedly extended to Hanover Street.
Several police cars remained at the scene tonight as investigations continued.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information that may assist the police with their investigations, should message DM @MerPolCC, message the ‘Merseyside Police Contact Center on Facebook’ or @CrimestoppersUK at 0800 555 111 with reference 0899 from November 25.