Witness appeal after two incidents in Wigton

Yesterday both aircraft were busy supporting police and ambulance in Wigton.

Our critical care team at Langwathby were activated at 2.01pm to Wigton after reports of a stabbing.

Due to the nature of the incident, the North West Air Ambulance also flew to assist.

After treatment on scene, one patient was airlifted by GNAAS to Royal Preston Hospital. The flight took 27 minutes.

A spokesman from Cumbria Police said: “One of the men injured has been taken to Preston Royal Hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening.

“The other man has been taken to Blackpool Victoria hospital.

“The woman has been treated locally by the North West Ambulance Service.

“If anybody has witnessed any of these incidents they are encouraged that if they have not already provided their details to a police officer to call 101, quoting incident number 94, of July 31, 2019.”

Later in the afternoon our team at Teesside International Airport were called to a second incident in Wigton, which was reported to be a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a van.

Our team arrived on scene at 4.42pm but sadly despite the best efforts of all involved, the patient died. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man.

Read more at the News & Star, where Cumbria police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and call the police on 101 or email 101@cumbria.police.uk. Alternatively they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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