People over at Formby Beach witnessed a shocking incident involving three men with one of them reportedly getting struck by a samurai and sword. The Incident happened at around 7:20 p.m. in what appeared to be a skirmish involving three men.

Per eyewitnesses, one of the men got attacked by the bladed weapons at one point by another man who was getting the raw end of the encounter. He allegedly used an ax and then pulled a samurai and a sword as well at the National Trust site.

"The lad who was losing the fight pulled out an axe and hit the other lad with it. His mate then pulled out a samurai sword and used that too. It was bad," one unnamed witness stated.

The incident happened during one of the hottest days of the year and the beach had to be closed. Those present forced to leave the area were required to issue their recounts of the gruesome encounter.

The beach, a place best known as a spot for millionaires and Premier League personalities, ended up with a heavy police presence as a result of the incident. Authorities are now taking a deeper look at the incident and are trying to round up video footage as well as witness recounts to get more details on the unfortunate incident.

"At this early stage we believe that these incidents are linked, but are keeping an open mind as to the motives behind them,” detective superintendent Mark Baker stated. "It is appalling and sad that on a sunny day like today when people have been out enjoying themselves we are patrolling our beaches after such a horrific incident. Knife crime has no place whatsoever in our communities and we're doing everything we can to bring the offender to justice."

Merseyside Police are seeking the help of the public who may have more information on the incident. Locals are urged to reach out to the Merseyside Police's social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter or 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre' on Facebook with reference 978 of 30/05. Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online via

Japanese Edo period katana sword, Japan, Edo period (1603-1868 AD), steel;wood;lacquer, 1995.69.8.
Japanese Edo period katana sword, Japan, Edo period (1603-1868 AD), steel;wood;lacquer, 1995.69.8. Getty Images | USC Pacific Asia Museum

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