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Whitehaven stabbing: man in police custody

Man in Whitehaven stabbed. Credit: PA

A man in his 40s has been stabbed in Cumbria.

Police were called to the scene at 2:15pm on Tuesday afternoon to reports of a stabbing at Brakeside Gardens, in the west Cumbrian town of Whitehaven.

A 61-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in police custody.

The 43-year-old man who was stabbed was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

People are advised that there will be a higher police presence while further investigations take place.

Witnesses are asked to contact 101.