Police can confirm a male has been arrested following a stabbing in Haydock on Wednesday, 21 August.
A 16-year-old boy from Newton-le-willows was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding with intent and has since been released on conditional bail.
It was reported that at around 9pm, the 16-year-old victim was approached by two males in the park area of the King George V playing fields on Church Road opposite Tesco. The males made demands for his bike before both producing knives and assaulting him.
The victim made off and was taken to hospital where he received treatment for stab wounds to his back and shoulder, described as serious but not life threatening. It is believed the offenders made off in the direction of Grange Valley.
An investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.
You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100469217 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.