Detectives release CCTV images after man in wheelchair stabbed in “cowardly attack”

Police are calling for information following a “callous attack on a vulnerable person”.

CCTV image of man police want to help with enquiries following stabbing in Anfield. Image: Merseyside Police

Police have released CCTV images to try and trace an attacker who stabbed a man in a wheelchair in the Anfield area of Liverpool.

At around 20:30 on Thursday, 11 November, there was a verbal altercation between two men outside an Off Licence near to the junction of Townsend Lane and Lower Breck Road.  

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The man returned and stabbed the victim, a 46-year-old man who was in a wheelchair, in the arm and then rode off on his bike. 

The CCTV image is of a man police think can assist with their enquiries.

CCTV image of man police want to help with enquiries following stabbing in Anfield. Image: Merseyside Police

Detective Inspector Ben Dyer, from Merseyside Police, said: “This is a callous and cowardly attack to a vulnerable person. 

"I am appealing to the person featured in these images, or anyone who recognises him to come forward. We believe they could hold information that could be vital to our continuing enquiries.    

“This incident took place at the junction of Townsend Lane and Lower Breck Road in the evening of Thursday, 11 November, so if you were in the vicinity at the time of the incident and saw anything, then please let us know.”  

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook with reference 21000707545.   

You can also pass information via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or their online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously.