Two people are stabbed in Marks & Spencer and left seriously injured on first day of shopping after lockdown
- Victims rushed to hospital after stabbing inside Marks & Spencer in Burnley
- Injuries described as ‘serious but not life threatening’ after the incident today
- Lancashire Police arrested a man seen in video outside store following attack
Two people were today rushed to hospital after a double stabbing inside a Marks & Spencer store in Burnley.
A man was arrested following the attack which left two people with ‘serious but not threatening’ injuries, Lancashire Police said.
The stabbing came as shoppers flocked back to the high street today after the national coronavirus lockdown was lifted and non-essential shops reopened.
Footage from the scene captured a man in a face mask being detained by officers outside the store at around 10am today.
A cordon is in place in the area and other clips show a crowd of onlookers gathering near the Charter Walk Shopping Centre.
Police say nobody else is thought to be involved in the attack but anyone with information is asked to contact officers.
Pictured: A man is arrested outside a Marks & Spencer store in Burnley today after a double stabbing took place inside
Two people were today rushed to hospital after a double stabbing inside a Marks & Spencer store in Burnley. Pictured: The scene
A force spokesman said: ‘We are currently dealing with an incident at Marks and Spencer in Burnley where two people have received stab injuries.
‘Their injuries are described as serious but not life-threatening. One man has been arrested and is in custody at this stage.
‘Nobody else is thought to be involved. A cordon is in place and we would ask people to avoid the area.’
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0313 of December 2.
A man was arrested following the attack which left two people with ‘serious but not threatening’ injuries, Lancashire Police said. Pictured: The scene