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Man arrested after boy, 12, stabbed at kids birthday party in Merseyside

Don't miss a thing by getting the latest from the Manchester Evening News sent direct to your inbox A man has been arrested after a 12-year-old boy was stabbed during a child’s birthday party.

Police said it was "not a random attack" and investigations into the circumstances are continuing. The boy was taken to hospital with a stab wound to his leg following the incident just before 2.30pm on Wednesday in Bootle, Merseyside.

A 20-year-old man from Bootle has been detained on suspicion of wounding, Merseyside Police said. Police said the injured boy remains in hospital but that he is “likely to make a quick recovery”.

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