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Man arrested after woman stabbed outside primary school

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was stabbed outside a school in Birkenhead this morning.

Police say the 61-year-old man, who's from Wirral is being questioned in custody. No one else is being sought by police.

The woman, who's in her thirties, was stabbed as she walked back to her car on Temple Road. She's now been taken to hospital, but her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The school has now closed for the day. A police investigation is now underway.

Police remain at the scene near Devonshire Park Primary School Credit: ITV News

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Woman stabbed outside primary school

A woman has been stabbed outside a primary school in Merseyside.

Police were called to Devonshire Park Primary School in Birkenhead this morning. A woman was assaulted as she walked back to her car on Temple Road. She's now been taken to hospital, but her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

It's thought the woman, who's in her thirties knew the offender. Police are treating the incident as domestic related.

The school has now closed for the day. A police investigation is now underway.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 2876 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The woman was stabbed in the hand on Temple Road outside the school Credit: Googlemaps

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From top left Edward Avis, Ian Pauline, Paul Firth, Philip Cray, Darren Hunter and Terri Mellor Credit: Merseyside Police

A drugs gang from Merseyside who tried to smuggle 13 kilos of heroin and cocaine into the country have been jailed today.

The five men and one woman were sentenced to a total of 57 years.

They had fitted a Volkswagen van with hidden compartments to stash the drugs but their every move was being tracked by the National Crime Agency.

Two were arrested in Antwerp in Belgium and four on Merseyside.

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