Three people 'randomly' stabbed in daylight in Brit town centre


The three victims, including two men and a woman, were attacked in two seperate locations in Wigton, Cumbria this afternoon.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were scrambled to reports of the triple stabbing at around 2pm.

The injured victims – two of which were in serious condition – were then rushed to hospital.

One person described seeing a “man drenched in blood”.

Scene of Wigton stabbing

DAYLIGHT HORROR: Three people were reportedly ‘randomly’ stabbed in a Brit market town (Pic: ITV)

Scene of Wigton stabbing

TERRIFYING: The attacks took place in Wigton, Cumbria (Pic: @CFMRADIONEWS/TWITTER)

They added: “Air ambulance circling overhead, police and ambulance vehicles all over the place.”

Other reports on social media suggested the incident was a “mass stabbing”.

One resident told the News & Star: “We had a message and were told to lock our doors and stay inside, it’s really scary.”

Another, who did not wish to be named, added: “It’s mental, you don’t expect something in a small town like this.”

Scene of Wigton stabbing

LOCKDOWN: A major emergency services presence could be seen at the scene (Pic: NEWS AND STAR)

Cumbria Police, who placed a large cordon areound the area, said a 52-year-old man was arrested.

A spokesman for the force said: “Police are currently dealing with an incident in Wigton.

“A 52-year-old man from has been arrested following an incident where three people were assaulted.

“At 1:50pm it was reported to police that three people were assaulted in Wigton.

Scene of Wigton stabbing

INJURED: Two of the three victims were left in serious condition (Pic: @HANNAHMCITV/TWITTER)

“A woman was injured on Church Street. Two men were also injured on King Street. All three are being taken to hospital.

“We are working quickly to establish the circumstances of what has occurred and who is involved.”.

A spokesman from the Great North Air Ambulance added: “We were called out at 2pm, and arrived in Wigton 10 minutes later.

“Our crews are currently on the scene.”


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