A MAN in Liverpool appeared to ‘stab himself in the neck’ after being confronted by a vigilante Paedophile Hunting group over child abuse claims, Politicalite can reveal.
Graphic video of the suspect was shared across social media before being removed.
A video was later uploaded with the suspects face blurred out after contempt of court fears that could jeopardise criminal proceedings.
A source told Politicalite that a Nottingham based vigilante group called “Taxi for Nonce” confronted the alleged pervert who is accused of grooming a child under 14.
Sources claimed the suspect threatened to “kill himself” after being confronted over the alleged abuse.
Merseyside Police tonight released a statement that said: “We can confirm that officers were on St Chad’s Drive following an incident this evening in Liverpool (Friday 26 August)”
“At around 5pm officers attended an incident near Kirkby Police Station where a man was detained.
The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries to his throat following the incident where he remains in a stable condition.”
A 55-year-old man from Kirkby was later arrested on suspicion of grooming a child under 14 and possession of a bladed article.
An investigation is underway and a scene in place in the area whilst officers continue witness enquiries and examine CCTV footage.
Please be mindful that this is a live investigation and not to speculate about the circumstances of this incident as it could jeopardise our enquiries.
Please provide information on suspected sexual offences via the following channels: call 999 if a crime is in progress, call 101 to speak to specially trained operators, or pass information on via Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook.
You can also contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.