POLICE inquiries remain ongoing into a stabbing of a man near shops at a playing field in Haydock.

Officers are still appealing for information after the attack, which saw a man in his 20s suffer stab wounds to his body.

Police received a report that at around 3.20pm, three friends were at the rear of shops on King George V Playing Fields, in Haydock, when they were approached by a group of teenagers aged 14 and 15, and one pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the men.

The victim in his 20s suffered stab wounds to his body which are not life-threatening, a police spokesperson said.

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A police investigation remains ongoing and CCTV and forensic inquiries have been carried out in the area.

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman confirmed on Friday that no arrests had yet been made and inquiries are ongoing.

After the stabbing, Detective Chief Inspector John Fitzgerald said on Tuesday: “Inquiries are in the early stages to establish what has taken place. 

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of the park at that time and seen or heard anything to come forward and speak to us. 

“I would appeal for people in the area to check your CCTV, doorbell and dashcam to see if it has captured any footage as it may help with the investigation.”