POLICE have confirmed they made three arrests in connection with the stabbing of a 17-year-old boy near Sherdley Park on Tuesday.

Police were called to Marshalls Cross Road shortly after 7.30pm on Tuesday, November 5 to reports of an altercation on the grass verge by the roadway.

A 17-year-old boy was treated by ambulance staff for stab wounds to his back and was taken to hospital for treatment.

He has since been discharged from hospital.

Police initially confirmed they made one arrest on Tuesday night, however, it emerged today they had arrested three in total.

A 17-year-old boy from Newton-le-Willows was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding and affray, a 17-year-old boy from Warrington was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding and a 17-year-old boy from St Helens was arrested on suspicion of affray.

All three have been released on conditional bail.

The stabbing happened as hundreds of families were making their way to the Sherdley Park fireworks display.

Anyone with information 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 19100646631 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.