Police in Cumbria say a 22-year-old man's been arrested this afternoon after a teenager was stabbed in Barrow.

They're still appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was seriously injured in Broad Close in the town last night.

Officers were called by the North West Ambulance Service at 11.30pm after a report of the boy having been stabbed.

He is in hospital today where he remains in a stable but critical condition.

Investigations are underway and as a result a larger than normal police presence is likely to be seen in the town.

Detective Chief Inspector David Stalker said:

We would urge anyone with any information or who saw anything suspicious in and around this area at the time to contact us.

Detective Chief Inspector David Stalker
  • Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email 101@cumbria.police.uk.