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Village stabbing victim 'in stable condition' as hunt for teenager continues

A woman in her 40s who was stabbed at her home in the village of Carlton, near Selby this morning is in a stable condition and speaking to detectives.

Police say the woman is not a relative of Connor Woodrow, the 16-year-old boy suspected of the stabbing and currently on the run.

Police say the teenager is believed to be on foot and a police helicopter continues to scour the area.

Teenage suspect Connor Woodrow Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Chief Inspector Charlotte Bloxham of North Yorkshire Police told ITV that that they are relying on the public to watch out for Connor, but not to approach him.

Soon after the incident, children at two local schools were allowed to leave but only if accompanied by an adult.

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Residents say they're 'under virtual siege' from travellers

Residents in a North Yorkshire village say they're living under virtual siege after thousands of gypsies gathered for a religious festival in the grounds of a stately home.

Extra police have been brought in to Carlton near Selby amid claims residents have had the festival sprung on them without warning by the local aristocrat and some say they're being intimidated by groups of teenagers roaming the streets.