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Man charged with attempted murder

An 80-year-old man's appeared in court charged with attempted murder after being arrested at his home in Kirkby Lonsdale on Thursday.

Officers were called to an address in New Road following an alleged assault at the house.

A woman in her 70s suffered serious injuries during the incident and was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

She remains in hospital where her condition is described as critical.

Peter Horbury was arrested at the scene and appeared at Barrow Magistrates Court this morning charged with her attempted murder.

He's due to appear at Carlisle Crown Court on 13 November 2017.

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