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Bootle teenager suffers punctured lung after being stabbed seven times by gang in street


A 15-YEAR-OLD boy suffered a punctured lung after being stabbed up to seven times on a Bootle street.

The teenager was recovering in hospital today after the attack on Monfa Road, Bootle.

He had been walking to his nan’s house on Eleanor Road from his Litherland home when a group of between six and eight youths confronted him at around 8.45pm on Thursday.

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His horrified nan told the ECHO how her grandson had burst through her door soaked in blood having been stabbed repeatedly in the back and upper arms by the gang after refusing to hand over his headphones.

She said: “He just came running in saying ‘I’ve been stabbed, I’ve been stabbed’.

“He had gone white and was in shock. They wanted his earphones and when he said no that was that.

"He’s only just turned 15. I went to go outside but he said ‘nan don’t go out, please don’t go out’.

“My husband took him into the kitchen and tried to stem the bleeding with kitchen roll. We phoned an ambulance and they told us to wrap him in towels so we got a bath towel, wrapped it round his upper body and sat him in a chair by the door.

"There was blood everywhere, it was just shocking.”

Ambulance crews arrived at the scene and the teenager, understood to be a Year 10 pupil at Litherland High, was taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where he spent the night.

His family, who remained by his bedside yesterday, said doctors had drained fluid from his punctured lung and inserted a tube into his chest to help him breath.

His condition was described as serious but stable.

Police believe it was a targeted attack and are not treating it as a mugging. Detectives have launched an investigation and are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry.

DI Jon Smith said: “Incidents of this nature are few and far between in Sefton and we are committed to finding those responsible to ensure they are brought to justice.”

Anyone with information can call Sefton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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