Man, 24, pleads guilty to attempted murder following incident in Waterloo.
MersMerseyside Police can confirm that a 24 year-old man has today, Thursday 5th September, pleaded guilty to attempted murder following an incident in #Waterloo in November last year, 2018.
Officers were called to reports of a disturbance at a first floor flat on Willoughby Road on 9th November and found a 25 year-old man who has suffered extensive burns and stab wounds to his head and body.
Stanley McBrien, 24 years, of Wembley Road, #Crosby, was arrested and subsequently charged with attempted murder.
He pleaded guilty to attempted murder at Liverpool Crown Court today (Thurs). He has been remanded into custody to appear in court for sentencing on Monday 11th November.
Edward Crompton, 25, of Bowland Drive, #Litherland, was found guilty of attempted murder after an earlier trial. He will also be sentenced on 11th November.
Crompton's partner Kayleigh Brett, 27, of Oakdale Road, Waterloo, pleaded guilty to assisting an offender and will be sentenced on the same date.
Detective Inspector Gary Stratton said: “This was a particularly brutal and cruel assault in which the victim suffered extensive burns and stab wounds to his head and body. He is continuing to receive treatment for his life-changing injuries to this day.”
“An investigation to find those responsible for this horrific attack has been considerable and I am pleased that McBrien has pleaded guilty today and will be sentenced for his involvement in this incident.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the investigation team and the Crown Prosecution Service for their work in bringing this case to court.”
“Merseyside Police is relentless in the pursuit of those who carry out acts of serious violence and we will do everything within our powers to find the people responsible and bring them to justice.”