Liverpool fan stabbed at house victory party

Liverpool v Fulham
Image caption Liverpool won the match 1-0

A Liverpool fan was stabbed in his own home after inviting drinkers to an impromptu party celebrating his club's win over Fulham.

Terry Crawley, 40, is in a critical condition in hospital after the attack on Handfield Street, Anfield, in the early hours of Thursday.

Merseyside Police have traced a number of people who were at the house, but still want to hear from others.

Two people, a 40-year-old man and a woman, aged 20, have been arrested.

Both were questioned on suspicion of attempted murder and later released on bail pending further inquiries.

Officers were called to an address in Handfield Street at 0630 GMT and found Mr Crawley, who was suffering from stab wounds.

'Small party'

The scene was cordoned off for forensic examination and house-to-house inquiries have been carried out in the area.

Det Ch Insp Tracey Hayes said: "We believe Terry Crawley had been in Anfield on Wednesday night watching the Liverpool match and socialising in various pubs in the area.

"Later on that evening we believe he invited a number of people back to his home on Handfield Street for a small party.

"Whilst we have managed to trace a number of people who were at the victim's home, we are keen to speak to anyone who hasn't yet come forward to speak to detectives."

Detectives said Mr Crawley is well known in the area and frequents a number of local pubs.

People who saw him - or taxi drivers who may have picked people up in the area - are being urged to contact the force.

Earlier on Wednesday night, Liverpool had beaten Fulham 1-0 to move up to seventh in the Premier League.

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