The younger boy, who was rushed to hospital, had been having fun with the social gathering exercise at his eight-year-old sister’s birthday in Liverpool when two attackers, regarded as males of their late teenagers or early 20s, intruded the occasion.
In keeping with witnesses, the lads cornered the kid earlier than stabbing him a number of occasions after which strolling off down Southport Highway within the metropolis’s Bootle space, the Liverpool Echo reported.
Following the incident on Wednesday, which police have stated is “not random,” a 20-year-old man was arrested on Thursday in connection to the assault.
The boy’s household advised the Echo that he’s at present in hospital, wants surgical procedure, and is predicted to stay there for just a few nights.
Detective Chief Inspector Gayle Rooney stated: “Though it’s pleasing to have made a fast arrest, our investigation continues and we’re gathering all data to piece collectively the circumstances.
“We perceive the priority that such an incident has locally. This was not a random assault and we imagine that each one concerned have been from the native space.
“Nonetheless, for a teen to be assaulted is despicable, so it’s vitally necessary that anybody with particulars to help comes ahead, both instantly or anonymously by way of Crimestoppers, and we’ll take motion.”
Anybody with data is requested to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 21000220899 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.