A man has appeared in court after a woman was stabbed twice in front of two children.
Police were called to an address in Rainhill on Saturday night following reports of a violent argument..
When they arrived at Holt Lane, just before 11pm on Saturday, they found a woman, 44, with stab wounds to her face.
The victim had suffered two puncture wounds above her left eyebrow.
Justin Fairhurst, 47, from Rainhill. appeared at Liverpool magistrates' court on Monday charged with Section 18 wounding in connection with the incident.
Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone. Find out how and where to get help.
Advice from the NHS says that If you are at risk of domestic abuse or violence you can:
- talk to your doctor, health visitor or midwife
- women can call 0808 2000 247, the free 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge
- men can call the Men's Advice Line free on 0808 801 0327 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) or ManKind on 01823 334 244
- in an emergency, call 999
The Survivor's Handbook from the charity Women's Aid is free, and provides information for women on a wide range of issues, such as housing, money, helping your children, and your legal rights.
Men can also email firstname.lastname@example.org, which can refer men to local places that can help, such as health services and voluntary organisations.
For forced marriage and "honour" crimes, contact Karma Nirvana (0800 5999 247) or The Forced Marriage Unit (020 7008 0151).
Galop provides support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.
Anyone who needs confidential help with their own abusive behaviour can contact Respect on their free helpline on 0808 802 4040.
He was remanded in custody and will next appear at Liverpool Crown Court in early May.
The woman was taken to hospital where she was treated for her injuries and she has since been released.
Two children who witnessed the incident are now being looked after by family members.
Following the incident, Detective Chief Inspector Steve Reardon, of Merseyside Police, said: "Earlier this week we reminded people about the silent call 999 system for vulnerable people living in our communities, including those who suffer from domestic abuse.
"We completely understand that victims of domestic abuse could be feeling more vulnerable during the current situation we all find ourselves in, but my message to them is please don't suffer in silence. If you need our help call us and if you can't make a call as you would ordinarily do please use the Silent Call option available to you.
"Silent Call is a part of the 999 system, which allows for people who are not free to speak, but are able to make a noise to press 55, which alerts the BT operator to the fact that you need help, and they can then connect the call to the police.
"The system enables all 999 callers, to access support in the manner described, it is important that a noise is made when 55 has been pressed.
"For example if you can only make noise, such as tapping the handset, coughing, crying or even talking to the offender, then these actions will alert the attention of the BT operator.
"We have specially trained officers on hand to offer help and support and to investigate allegations of abuse thoroughly and professionally.
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“We would always advise that if someone is in immediate danger they should dial 999 and speak to an operator but we also accept that in times such as this when households are self-isolating that openly speaking is not always an option."
If you are a victim, or believe someone you know is a victim, you can direct message @MerPolCC on Twitter, 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre' on Facebook or contact @CrimestoppersUK, anonymously on 0800 555 111.