More time to quiz attempted murder suspect

Police have been given more time to question a man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Thursday, 9th June 2016, 4:16 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 1:27 pm
Police at the scene

The 62-year-old was arrested yesterday after a 45-year-old woman was stabbed in the stomach at an home in Hatfield Avenue, Fleetwood.

The woman was taken to Royal Preston Hospital in a ‘poorly’ condition.

A garden area at the rear of the flats was taped off and officers remained at the scene overnight.

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The man was questioned by officers today and police have been granted permission to detain him for a further six hours.

Neighbours said the flats where the woman was stabbed were mainly occupied by elderly residents.