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Third man arrested in connection with Dalton axe attack

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A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection to an axe attack that has left two men in hospital. Although he has been released by police, he remains under investigation.

A 46-year-old man who was taken to Furness General Hospital at first with life-threatening injuries, is now in stable condition and has also been arrested today, Friday 23 June on suspicion of S18 Wounding.

A 42-year-old man from Dalton was also arrested on suspicion of murder, and remains at Furness General Hospital.

Police were first called to the incident involving the axe, which has been seized, on Broughton Road in Dalton around 8.00pm yesterday, Thursday 22 June.