A MAN was taken to hospital after he was stabbed in New Brighton last night (Sunday, October 29).

Just before 9.10pm yesterday (Sunday, October 29) officers received a report that someone had been stabbed following an altercation with a man on Egerton Street.

A man sustained a stab wound to his hand and was taken to hospital.

A 51-year-old man from New Brighton was later arrested on suspicion of affray, section 18 assault and public order offences.

He was taken to a police station in Merseyside where he remains in custody.

A 40-year-old man from Egerton was also arrested on suspicion of affray.

Officers later found several knives and golf clubs at an address in Egerton Street.

Detective Inspector Philip Ryan said: "Although our officers made two swift arrests shortly after the incident we are still investigating this attack which left a man with a slash wound to his hand.

"I would like to reassure residents in the area that we believe this was an isolated incident, and there is no wider threat to the community.

"The use of knives to cause fear and intimidation on our streets will never be tolerated by Merseyside Police, and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed any part of this incident or has further CCTV or doorbell footage."

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook with reference 23001071650.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111, or their online form at: Give information anonymously | Crimestoppers (crimestoppers-uk.org)