CCTV appeal after two men stabbed outside Yates’ Wine Lodge

Police have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to after two men were stabbed in Liverpool city centre.

Two men suffered serious injuries after they were stabbed outside Yates’ Wine Lodge, near to Queen Square bus station last night (Friday.) The incident happened at around 7.35pm.

Both men were taken to hospital. Today their condition was described by police as “serious but stable.”

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Police have now released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in relation to the incident.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Detectives investigating a stabbing in Liverpool yesterday, Friday 17 June, have issued CCTV images of a man they believe could have information to help their enquiries.

“At around 7.35pm we received a report that two men had been stabbed following an altercation outside Yates’ Wine Lodge, near to the bus station.

“Emergency services attended and both men were taken to hospital to be treated for stab wounds. They remain in hospital, both in a serious but stable condition.

“An investigation has been launched and, following extensive CCTV enquiries, police have released the picture of a man who we believe could have information to help our investigation.”

CCTV appeal after two men were stabbed in Liverpool city center

Last night a witness told the ECHO he saw two men lying on the floor and a group of around 12 to 15 people crowded round them. He said they were both taken to hospital in separate ambulances.

Staff from Yates’ were also said to have been among the people to help the two men who were left lying in the street.

Detective Inspector Chris Saidi said: “Our officers responsible have been working to find the person for an appalling incident last night which has left two men hospitalised.

“If you recognise the man pictured then please get in touch as we believe he may have information that could prove vital to our ongoing enquiries.

“We believe this to be a targeted attack and we would like to reassure anyone planning on heading into Liverpool City Center this evening to enjoy a Saturday night out that there is no wider threat to the community.

“Liverpool is one of the safest cities in the UK – it has been awarded Purple Flag status for over a decade and you are far more likely to enjoy a safe and enjoyable time in our City Center than witness or experience appalling incidents such as this.

“If you have any information on the incident in Queen’s Square last night, please come forward and help remove dangerous weapons and those who use them from our streets.

“Whether you let us know directly, or anonymously, through Crimestoppers, please contact us and we will take action.”

Contact the police through Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Center’ quoting reference 22000361428.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at:

Anyone with any footage, can upload this to be viewed by police via the following link to the NICE website here.


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