A 14-year-old boy is in a stable condition in hospital after suffering serious back injuries during a stabbing in Liverpool.
Police say the incident happened in the Toxteth area on Easter Sunday at about 5.55pm.
They believe the teenager may have been involved in an argument with eight others just before the attack.
Forensic teams have set up cordons in Seaport Street and Lodge Lane.
Detective Inspector Debbie Tipton, of Merseyside Police, called it a “shocking incident”.
She said: “We believe this happened in a busy area in broad daylight and I would like to emphasise that knife crime will simply not be tolerated under any circumstances on the streets of Merseyside.
“At this stage, it is believed that the victim may have been involved in an earlier altercation between a group of around eight males on Lodge Lane at around 5.30pm.
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“I would therefore also ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident to please get in touch as any information, no matter how small, could assist our investigation.”
Anyone with information should contact Merseyside Police on 101 quoting reference 19100193484, or report the incident anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.