POLICE are appealing for information following an incident in which a man was stabbed in Liverpool.

Officers were contacted at 10.25pm last night, Saturday, April 1, following reports a man in his 30s had been assaulted in the area of Back Percy Street, close to Liverpool city centre.

The man suffered puncture wounds to his legs and body.

It has been reported that the man’s car, a silver Audi A4, was also stolen during the incident and at around 1.50am this morning was found burnt out on Howards Way. It has been recovered for forensic examination.

An investigation is underway and house-to-house, CCTV and witness enquiries are being carried out in the local area.

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Detective Inspector Amy Smith said: “The investigation is currently in the very early stages as we seek to establish what has taken place.

“I would ask anyone who was in the area of Back Percy Street at around 10.25pm last night who saw or heard anything suspicious or anyone who believes they captured footage of the Audi car being driven away from the area on dashcam or CCTV to contact us.

“I would similarly ask for anyone who may have seen the car being left on Howards Way to get in touch as they may have information which is vital to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to DM Merseyside Police Contact Centre or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 23000276878.