A man and 11-year-old boy have been taken to hospital after a suspected stabbing in a North Yorkshire village.
Police were called to a home in Beckwithshaw, near Harrogate, at 8.20am on Monday.
Officers found the boy and 40-year-old man with “serious injuries believed to be sustained by a bladed article”, North Yorkshire Police said.
Both were taken to hospital, where the boy is now in a stable condition after emergency surgery, the force added.
Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Steve Menzies said the man was in a serious condition and under police guard.
He said two other children, aged 10 and 13, who were also in the house at the time of the incident, were being cared for by relatives and supported by specialist officers.
Mr Menzies said: “I am relieved to say that following emergency surgery, the 11-year-old boy is now in a stable condition in hospital.
“I can reassure the public that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and an investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances of exactly what happened this morning.”
A cordon was in place throughout the morning outside the house in Church Row, Otley Road, near the village hall.
A police spokesman said the road was closed while emergency services attended, and would remain closed for several hours.
The incident was not connected to the nearby school, they said.
Yorkshire Ambulance confirmed they attended the incident but gave no further details.