Saturday 18 November 2017

Man in his 70s arrested following alleged knife attack on fellow pensioner

(Stock photo)
(Stock photo)

Benjamin Wright

Police have arrested a man in his 70s following an alleged knife attack on a fellow pensioner.

Detectives were called to a home in Wellington Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, at around 8am on Sunday amid reports of a stabbing.

A 73-year-old woman was later airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. Her condition has been described as "stable".

Devon and Cornwall Police said a 77-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and remains in police custody.

A force spokesman added inquiries were ongoing and anyone with any information about the incident should contact police via the 101 telephone number.

People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or via the independent charity's website.

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