Man stabbed in violent disturbance at house

Police officers were called to a violent disturbance at a house in Colne late at night, which resulted in one man being stabbed and another suffering head injuries.

Friday, 17th March 2017, 10:20 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:38 am
Police officers were called to a house in Colne

Neighbours reported seeing several officers and “blood on the street” following an altercation in Dickson Street.

Police confirmed that two men were arrested shortly afterwards.

A police spokesman said: “We were called at around 11-40pm on Tuesday, March 14th to reports of a disturbance at an address on Dickson Street, Colne.

“Two men are thought to have forced their way into a property armed with weapons.

“The occupant, a 61 year old man, suffered injuries to his head and hand.

“During the incident one of the men who entered the address suffered a stab wound to his shoulder and torso before the pair fled the scene.

“The 35-year-old man was later taken to Airedale Hospital, Skipton, where he is still undergoing treatment.

“A 30-year-old man from Burnley was later arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary while a 61-year-old man from Colne was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding.

“Both have been released on police bail pending further enquiries until June.”