Shocking moment man punched, kicked and 'stabbed' by teens in city centre fight

THIS is the shocking moment a man is beaten up and appears to be stabbed after being attacked by thugs in a busy city centre.

The man is seen cowering on the ground during the brutal attack, believed to have unfolded in Williamson Square in Liverpool City Centre this weekend.  

Cops are now appealing for information over the horror brawl after disturbing footage was shared on social media.

In the clip, two males can be seen wrestling on the pavement as two standing men kick and punch the pair.

The unknown cameraman laughs as one man puts his hand in his pocket and pulls out what appears to be a blade.  

He then moves his arm in three sharp motions towards the man lying on the ground and appears to stab him repeatedly. 

Merseyside Police said that the incident has not yet been reported to them but they are aware of the footage which is being shared online.  

Merseyside Police has urged any witnesses to come forward to help them identify those responsible. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances. 

Chief Inspector Gary O’Rourke, of the force, said: “If you saw this shocking incident – if it was you filming the video, you are the victim or you witnessed anything then please tell us. 

“Whether you come forward directly or anonymously, your information could be vital to help bring those responsible to justice. 

“Knife crime has no place whatsoever in our communities and we rely on members of the public coming forward with information about such incidents to keep our streets safer. 

“We are increasing patrols around the city centre today to make sure that everyone can enjoy themselves safely while out and about." 

He continued: "As a force we have seen a decrease in reports of knife crime over the past two years. 

“However, over this last week we have seen some unacceptable and criminal acts of violence in the city centre including two appalling hate crimes. 

“We will continue to work tirelessly with the public and our partners to prevent violence and remove the scourge of knife crime from our streets.” 

He added: “We will never stand by and allow people to carry knives and threaten the safety of themselves and others. 

“With the public’s help, we can make Merseyside a safer place and I appeal to anyone who has any information in relation to this incident, or knife crime in Merseyside to contact police.” 

Anyone with any information about knife crime in Merseyside, or who has any information on the incident in Williamson Square and other violent incidents being investigated in the City this week are asked to contact cops via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 414 of 13/06.

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