Multiple people attacked after man with machete roams the streets

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Multiple people have been assaulted and some injured by a man brandishing a machete in a Liverpool park this evening (August 11).

Police rushed to Ince Avenue in Anfield and a police helicopter was seen circling over the area while air ambulance landed in nearby Stanley Park.

People on social media reported seeing a man with a machete walking in the street who was 'stabbing who he wants.'

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Another said that the man had been barging into doors on Ince Avenue and 'stabbed a kids mum in the arm.'

An eyewitness told us of the shocking moment he saw the knifeman.

Ash said he was walking along Priory Road when he turned a corner and saw a man with a "massive machete."

He said: "We crossed the road and he passed us. About 20 seconds later a younger guy ran towards us with stab wounds to the arm. We then saw him [the knifeman] walk down the street until entering a house.

"I was shocked, you would never expect to come face-to-face with that."

Police have since confirmed a man was arrested following the incident.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: "We were called at 5.35pm to Arkles Lane to a report of a man walking towards the junction with Priory Road and onto Ince Avenue, shouting at people and carrying what was described as a machete.

"It was reported he assaulted a number of people, causing some slash wounds, and the victims have attended hospital where they are receiving treatment. None of the victims are believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries.

"The suspect was detained a short time later in Stanley Park."

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