Detectives investigating the stabbing of a 12-year-old boy in Bootle on Wednesday, 7 April have arrested a man

Following extensive enquiries, a 20-year-old man from Bootle was detained this morning (Thursday, 8 April) and has been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding and taken to a police station for questioning.
The victim remains in hospital and is likely to make a quick recovery.
Detective Chief Inspector Gayle Rooney said: “Although it is pleasing to have made a quick arrest, our investigation continues and we’re gathering all information to piece together the circumstances. If you saw anything or hold any CCTV, dashcam, or other material, get them to us as soon as possible.
“We understand the concern that such an incident has in the community. This was not a random attack and we believe that all involved were from the local area. Nonetheless, for a young person to be assaulted is despicable, so it’s vitally important that anyone with details to assist comes forward, either directly or anonymously through Crimestoppers, and we will take action.”