Liverpool news: Murder probe launched after teen is killed in savage knife attack

COPS have opened a murder inquiry after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Liverpool.

“We are working to try and establish exactly what happened last night”

Merseyside Police

Paramedics raced to Belle Vale Road after being alerted by residents at about 9pm on Tuesday night. 

The teen was rushed to a nearby hospital, but died at about midnight. 

Detectives have since launched a murder probe and forensic teams are examining the area where he was knifed. 

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STABBING: The teen was knifed in Liverpool

Bev Hyland, detective chief inspector, said: “We are in the very early stages of our investigation into this tragic incident in which a young life has been taken. 

“We are working to try and establish exactly what happened last night. 

“I want to appeal to anyone who saw the incident itself, or anything suspicious in the vicinity of Belle Vale Road, and the park opposite Woodholme Court, to come forward. 

“We also want to appeal to anybody who stopped to assist and may not have yet spoken to police, and anyone passing through Belle Vale Road who may have dash-cam footage.”

The horror attack comes as numerous teens continue to be knifed across the UK. 

In the capital a 14-year-old was stabbed in the stomach in broad daylight as bystanders pleaded with the attacker to stop. 

Two boys, aged 14, were later arrested in connection with the stabbing. 

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