Two arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after man, woman and child stabbed

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Two people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man, woman and primary school pupil were stabbed. Police were called to reports of an incident on Whernside, Carlisle on Monday morning.

They were initially told that there was a man with stab wounds but found the other victims when they arrived at the scene. A spokesman for Carlisle Police said: "Police received the report at 8.06am today to a male with stab wounds.

"Officer attended and also located a woman and child with stab wound injuries A 55-year-old man arrested is in police custody.

"A 53-year-old woman arrested remains in hospital in a stable condition. A girl of primary school age also injured remains in hospital in a stable condition.

"There continues to be no further risk to the public and they should expect to see a continued police presence in the area whilst officers carry out investigations."

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to report online at www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it, quoting incident number 30 of 10 June 2024. You can also phone on 101. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.