"It's just getting worse" residents react after stabbing in Kirkby town centre

Kirkby residents have said that crime in the town is getting worse following a stabbing.

By Jessica Dallison
Thursday, 28th February 2019, 10:37 am
Updated Thursday, 28th February 2019, 11:47 am
The police cordon on Station Street.
The police cordon on Station Street.

A 36-year-old man has been taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre with serious injuries following the stabbing on Station Street, Kirkby, yesterday, Wednesday, February 27.

Concerned Kirkby residents were at a police cordon which has been put in place at the scene to find out what had happened.

One resident Debbie Rothery, aged 52, said: "It is getting worse.

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The police cordon on Station Street.

"I live on St John's Avenue I don't even dare walk my dog alone, my husband comes with me.

"I feel for their mothers who are worrying about their children."

Kirkby Station street stabbing: what we know so farOfficers are continuing to make enquiries and a forensic team was at the scene earlier today.

One resident who was looking at the scene said: "What's Kirkby coming to?"

Police are investigating the incident.

Another resident who was also at the scene said: "It is getting scary around here, it is terrifying."

One resident who was originally for Ireland said: "It is a nice place to live, I have a lot of nice neighbours, it is just a shame."

One trader on the market said: "It is just a normal day in Kirkby, we expect it really."

The circumstances of the attack are being investigated but it is believed to be an isolated incident.