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Boys, 13 and 14, arrested over Liverpool homophobic knife attack

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Image caption The two men were on their way home when they were attacked on Manningham Road in Anfield

Two teenagers, aged 13 and 14, have been arrested on suspicion of assault following a homophobic knife attack in Liverpool.

Two men were assaulted at 21:20 BST on Saturday as they walked down Manningham Road in the Anfield area of the city.

Police said three boys had made "homophobic insults" before one of them produced a knife and attacked the men.

A 12-year-old boy who was arrested on Wednesday has been released on conditional bail.

Officers are continuing to question the arrested 14-year-old boy, while the 13-year-old boy has been bailed.

One of the victims suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries to his head and neck. Both are in hospital.

Merseyside Police said the men, both in their 30s, had been "left incredibly shaken by the incident".

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