Liverpool

Knowsley attack: Boy, 14, 'attacked by group with machete'

Higher Road, Halewood Image copyright Google
Image caption The attack is believed to have happened near Higher Road in Halewood

A boy has been attacked with what is thought to be a machete while walking alone near a park, police said.

The 14-year-old was set upon by a group in Halewood, Knowsley, before 16:00 GMT on Saturday, Merseyside Police said.

The victim was treated in hospital for injuries to his head and leg but they are not thought to be life-threatening.

Officers have appealed for anyone with information to contact them, adding: "Descriptions of the offenders are yet to be confirmed."

Police were called "after the boy presented himself at hospital at around 5.20pm with suspected knife wounds".

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites