Updated: 19-year-old arrested after two men stabbed in Selby

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27 Dec 2020 @ 12.30 pm
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A 19-year-old man has been arrested after two men were stabbed in Selby this morning (Sunday).

A police spokesperson said he was taken into custody on suspicion of a Section 18 wounding with intent offence.

Shortly after 11am, two victims – both men aged in their thirties from Selby – were discovered in Darcy Road, with injuries believed to be caused by a bladed article.

Armed police in Selby on Sunday. Photograph: @YappAppLtd

Armed police conducted a search operation, which included assistance from the National Police helicopter, and the man was arrested shortly after 2.10pm in Far Moss.

One of the victims sustained minor injuries, the other was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with what were thought to be serious injuries. However he has since been discharged.

The arrested man, who is local to Selby, remains in police custody.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

Dial 101, press 1 and pass information onto the Force Control Room, quoting reference number 12200245718.

Argument on the street

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An eyewitness, who didn’t want to be named, said they became aware of an argument between a group of people at about this morning in Darcy Road.

They said there was a lot of shouting and then the some of the group went off over the canal bridge.

Other residents have told YorkMix that police officers have been searching up and down their streets and at the back of houses.

Photo from Debbie Priestley