Woman arrested and hospitalised after double stabbing in Fleetwood

A woman has been arrested following a double stabbing in Fleetwood today (Monday, March 8).

Monday, 8th March 2021, 3:46 pm

The 42-year-old was one of two people found with stab wounds in Southfleet Avenue in the early hours of the morning and was arrested after a two-hour stand-off with police.

Armed officers and ambulance crews had been mobilised at 12.10am after a man was found at a home nearby with stab wounds to his stomach and arms.

Medics rushed the man to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for emergency treatment, where he remains in a serious condition.

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A 42-year-old woman, from Fleetwood, has been arrested on suspicion of assault after a double-stabbing in Southfleet Avenue, Fleetwood at around 2.20am today (Monday, March 8)
A 42-year-old woman, from Fleetwood, has been arrested on suspicion of assault after a double-stabbing in Southfleet Avenue, Fleetwood at around 2.20am today (Monday, March 8)

Officers then visited the home of the 42-year-old woman, but police say she refused to come out and officers had to break down her door.

After gaining entry, officers detained the woman, who had also suffered stab wounds.

She has been taken to Royal Preston Hospital by ambulance and has since been arrested on suspicion of assault.

The woman, from Fleetwood, remains in police custody this afternoon.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at around 12.10am today (Monday, March 8) to a report of an assault in Southfleet Avenue, Fleetwood.

"Officers attended after a man had been found at a nearby address with stab wounds to his arms and stomach.

"He was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for treatment.

"A woman had refused to leave the property in Southfleet Avenue and was later detained by police.

"She was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment to stab wounds.

"The woman, 42, from Fleetwood, was arrested on suspicion of assault and is in custody."

An ambulance spokesman added: "I can confirm we attended both incidents on Southfleet Avenue, taking two people to hospital."