A MAN suffered cuts to his neck after being attacked on a street, police say.

Officers sealed off a large area of Junction Lane in Sutton following the incident tonight (Friday).

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Crime scene: investigations on Junction Lane

At least eight police cars remain stationed at the scene, where forensic examinations are taking place.

Police say a report was received at around 7.20pm that a 56-year-old man had suffered cuts to his neck in Leonard Street and had walked down Peckers Hill Road to Junction Lane where he asked for help. 

Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, which although serious are not thought to be life threatening. 

It is believed the offender left on foot along Junction Lane. 

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Reardon said: “The investigation is in its very early stages so we need witnesses to come forward.

”I would ask anyone with information on this incident, to please contact us. 

“You may have witnessed the incident, people making off from the scene, or have CCTV or dashcam footage from Leonard Street, Peckers Hill Road or Junction Lane or the surrounding areas and I would urge anyone with information to please get in touch.”

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A large cordon is in place

The cordon is estimated to be 100 metres long, running from the junction of Station Road to just short of Peckers Hill Road .

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Police near the junction with Station Road

The busy road, near St Helens Junction train station, is lined with homes, shops and businesses.

Detectives and uniformed officers are at the scene.

Anyone with information or dashcam or CCTV 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 0892 of 4/10/19 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at:crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.