A MAN suffered multiple stab wounds after being attacked by three intruders who burst into a house.

Police say a 53-year-old man answered a knock at the front door of the house on Wood Street, Pocket Nook on Friday night.

Three men wearing dark clothing forced their way inside the house, attacking the man and a 43-year-old man.

The 43-year-old man was stabbed in the stomach, back and chest.

He was taken to hospital and has undergone surgery. He is in a stable condition, say police.

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A 19-year-old man at the address was upstairs when he heard the commotion and ran down.

Whilst trying to intervene he suffered a cut to his shin. A woman, who was in the address, was hit by one of the offenders during the incident. 

The offenders escaped empty handed. 

The break-in, which happened at 11.30pm, is being treated as an aggravated burglary by police.

Detective Inspector Sue Hinds, said: "This is a shocking incident which has resulted in one man suffering serious injuries which required surgery and has left the other occupants of the address extremely shaken.

”I would appeal to anyone who was in the Wood Street area at around 11.30pm who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously to get in touch. 

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"Incidents such as this are rare and this type of behaviour will not be tolerated. I would appeal to anyone who has any information which could assist the investigation to contact us as soon as possible so we can find the people responsible and bring them to justice." 

Anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 1120 of 12 April, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.