Two people injured after assaults in Preston

Two people have been taken to hospital following reports of assaults involving a knife and a hammer at an address in Preston, say police.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 18th June 2018, 2:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 6:08 pm
Police say a60-year-old woman suffered a suspected head injury and a cut to her neck and a 64-year-old man suffered a head injury in the same incident.
Police say a60-year-old woman suffered a suspected head injury and a cut to her neck and a 64-year-old man suffered a head injury in the same incident.

Ambulances and police were called to the scene on Ripon Street at around 10.30am on Monday, June 18.

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Police say a 60-year-old woman suffered a suspected head injury and a cut to her neck and a 64-year-old man suffered a head injury in the same incident.

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The man was arrested on suspicion of assault and affray and the woman was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Witnesses in the area reported seeing a heavy police presence together with ambulances in the street.

A police spokesman said: "We were called to reports of an assault on Ripon Street, Preston.

"Officers and paramedics attended.

"A knife and a hammer have been recovered."

Police are treating the assaults as an isolated incident.