Girl 13, and boy, 14, arrested after 13-year-old boy knifed in street in Cumbria

TWO teenagers have been arrested after a 13-year-old boy was knifed during a serious assault in Cumbria.

The girl, 13, and the 14-year-old boy remain in police custody following the stabbing – which happened yesterday just before 3pm on Jarrow Street, Barrow.

Police are now appealing for witnesses after the 13-year-old victim was flown to hospital in an air ambulance.

He sustained serious injuries – but has been described as being in a stable condition.

Two air ambulances attended the scene of the "serious assault."

Cumbria Police said: "Police are appealing for witnesses following the report of a serious assault on Jarrow Street, Barrow.

"Officers were called by NWAS at around 2:50pm today (20 Feb).

"A 13-year-old boy sustained injuries believed to have been caused by a knife.

"He is described as in a serious but stable condition and was taken to hospital via helimed.

"A 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody.

"There is an increased police presence and a cordon in place on Jarrow Street due to the ongoing investigation.

"Anyone with information in relation to this incident is urged to call 101 quoting incident number 116 of 20th Feburary 2021.

"Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555111."

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