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Man arrested after attempted axe murder in Cumbria

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A man has been arrested and another is fighting for his life after an attempted murder involving an axe in south Cumbria.

Police were called at around 8.00pm yesterday to an incident on Broughton Road in Dalton.

A 46-year-old man is suffering from life threatening injuries and was taken to Furness General Hospital.

A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He was also injured and is currently in Furness General Hospital.

An axe was seized following the incident.

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We are working hard to establish what exactly has happened. We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this time, and I would like to reassure the public that it is not being treated as terrorism related. "I would ask that anyone with information that could help the investigation should please get in touch and let us know."

– DI Helen Curme, Cumbria Police