Man held on suspicion of murder after 32-year-old stabbed to death

A man has been arrested over the fatal stabbing of a 32-year-old man in Merseyside.

The ambulance service was called to Whetstone Lane in Birkenhead at about 2.40pm on Friday.

The victim had suffered a number of stab wounds and was taken from the scene to hospital where he died less than a hour later.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police said forensic and house-to-house enquiries are being carried out, and patrols are taking place in the area to provide reassurance.

Chief Inspector Jason Crellin, of Merseyside Police, said: "Our investigation is at an extremely early stage and we are trying to establish exactly what happened.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously around the area of Whetstone Lane this afternoon.

"If you have home CCTV or dashcam footage and were in the vicinity of Whetstone Lane, please check the footage as you may hold evidence which could assist with the investigation. As always, our communities are vital to tackling knife crime, which can clearly have devastating consequences.

"I would like to reassure the local community that incidents like this are rare and would ask anyone with information to come forward."

Anyone with information should contact the police's social media desk quoting reference 555 of Friday 30 March 2018, via twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. Or alternatively call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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