A MAN who was stabbed to death at a Liverpool flat has been named by police.
Karl Patrick O’Hara, 48, from Everton, was found with stab wounds at the flat on Brainerd Street in Tuebrook at about 1.15pm yesterday.
A 33-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman remain in custody after they were arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene.
Police were called to the flats after reports a man had been attacked.
Mr O’Hara was found with stab wounds and although paramedics attended, police said he died at the scene.
The road was cordoned off and forensic investigators were at the flats throughout the afternoon.
Locals said they were mystified about what had happened and one said he had been surprised when the road was sealed off with police tape and officers guarding it.
A police spokesman said: “Emergency services were called to a property on Brainerd Street at about 1.15pm to a report a man had been attacked. On arrival, officers found a man, believed to be in his 30s, with stab wounds.
“Paramedics attended but unfortunately the man died at the scene.
“A 33-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder and they both remain in custody at this time.
“The scene has been cordoned off for examination and house-to-house inquiries are under way.”
A post mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death and police said enquiries were ongoing.
Tuebrook councillor Steve Radford, the leader of Liverpool’s Liberal group, said he had raised concerns about the flats during a recent meeting, although there has been substantial investment into the properties.
Cllr Radford said: “There is a disproportionate number of people with alcohol and other issues being placed there.
“It used to be a pensioners’ block of flats, but the character of it has changed substantially.”
Police have appealed for witnesses and anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.