Former Sutton man is arrested as part of murder probe in Lancashire

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A former Sutton man has been arrested after a man died and his partner was seriously injured in an incident at a caravan park in Heysham, Lancashire in the early hours of Sunday morning.

At 12.45am police were called out by the ambulance service after reports that a 26-year-old woman had been stabbed at Stud Farm Holiday Park.

Upon arrival officers discovered the woman suffering from serious stab wounds to the neck, abdomen and back. Her 28-year-old partner was found nearby also suffering from significant stab wounds.

Both were taken through to the Royal Preston Hospital where the man died of his injuries. The woman has since been transferred to Royal Blackburn Hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

Following extensive enquires a 26-year-old man, who was born in Sutton, was arrested by officers in Stoke-on-Trent and will now be questioned by Lancashire detectives on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

It is believed the man arrested is known to both victims.

Det Spt Paul Withers, from the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “This is a rare and appalling incident whereby a young man has lost his life and a young woman remains in hospital fighting for her life.

“An investigation is underway into the circumstances of exactly what has happened but I’d appeal to anybody that is staying at the caravan park or lives in the immediate vicinity that heard any commotion or witnessed any part of the incident to contact police.

“Officers working on the inquiry are searching for the knife that they believe was used in the attack but this remains outstanding at this time.”

Anyone with any information should contact Lancashire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.