THE two men who were stabbed in Haydock have been discharged from hospital, confirm police.

The Star reported yesterday that two men in their 20s were found with injuries, one with a stab wound to the back and another with a laceration to his arm.

Police have confirmed that their injuries are non-life threatening and that both men were discharged from hospital yesterday.

The reports came in yesterday morning, Thursday, March 7 at around 3.45am, emergency services were called to Vicarage Road with a cordon on nearby Juddfield Street.

threatening (Image: St Helens Star) Speaking to the Star, a local resident said: “I didn’t know what happened, I woke up in the early morning to all the blue lights outside and knew nothing.

“It’s scary all those knife crime now, it seems like it’s happening everywhere you know.”

Another said: “I just turned up for work today and saw them all there. Really hope everyone is okay but honestly it’s scary that knife crime can happen on our streets like that.”

Detective Inspector Jimmy Rotherham said: "At this stage we are looking to establish the circumstances of what appears to have been a targeted attack, and one which clearly could have had even more serious consequences.

"We're keen to hear from anyone with information, or who lives by and may have captured what happened on CCTV or other devices. Please check as this could be key to finding those responsible.

"Please avoid the area and thanks to residents for your patience as we carry out these vital enquiries."

Information can be passed on via @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 with reference 24000233358.