Boy, 15, repeatedly stabbed in Bootle

A 15-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after being repeatedly stabbed on Merseyside.

Emergency services were called to Eleanor Road in Bootle at 20:45 GMT on Thursday by a relative of the teenager.

He was taken to hospital with several stab wounds to his arms and back and is said to be in a serious but stable condition.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Eleanor Road or Monfa Road area to contact them.

Det Insp Jon Smith said: "It appears to have been a targeted attack and we are looking at a number of lines of enquiry.

"We urge anyone with any information about the incident, or about who may be responsible, to contact us in case it could help our investigation."

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