Burnley stabbing update: two women seriously injured, one local man arrested

Police have confirmed two women were stabbed inside Burnley's Marks and Spencer store this morning.

By Dominic Collis
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 2:35 pm

Two women received injuries which are thankfully not thought to be life threatening at this time. They have been taken to hospital for treatment.

A police spokesman said: "Police officers were quickly on the scene and a 57-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in custody.

"A knife has been recovered. Police enquiries are ongoing but at this stage this is believed to be an isolated incident.

Police arrested one man at the scene of the stabbing

"Patrols will remain in the area as reassurance through the day. Anyone with information or concerns can approach an officer."

Anyone with information or video footage is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 0313 of December 2nd or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.