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Eight men bailed over Bootle street attack

Eight people arrested after a Liverpool man was left with "life-changing injuries" following an attack have been released on bail.

The 25-year-old, of Kirkdale, suffered multiple injuries caused by a bladed weapon in the attack on Westminster Road, Bootle, on Wednesday.

Eight Kirkdale men, aged 27, 20, 25, 22, 26, 44, 25 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

A 17-year-old from Bootle was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

He remains in police custody.

The victim is being treated in hospital for serious injuries to his hand, arm, head and back.

Merseyside Police has "an increased presence in the area" following the attack.

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