Burnley stabbing – Two people knifed in Marks & Spencer as shoppers hit high street after lockdown

TWO people have been stabbed in a Marks & Spencer this morning as shoppers hit the high street after lockdown lifts.

One person has been arrested after the pair were left injured in the Burnley store.

Police have said the victims' injuries are serious but not thought to be life-threatening.

Witnesses claimed a girl was stabbed in the neck in the shop, but this has not been confirmed.

Officers from Lancashire Police raced to the store off St James' Street in the town centre this morning, with North West Ambulance service also scrambled.

A cordon is in place and footage from the scene shows a huge crowd around the area, however the public is asked to avoid the area.

A Lancashire Police statement said: "We are currently dealing with an incident at Marks and Spencer in Burnley where two people have received stab injuries.

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"One man has been arrested and is in custody at this stage. Nobody else is thought to be involved.

"A cordon is in place and we would ask people to avoid the area."

Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting log 0313 of December 2.

It comes as shops reopen for the first time since November 5 in England after the second national lockdown.

Marks & Spencer would have counted as an essential shop and would have been open throughout lockdown.

But today dozens of shops that were forced to close for four weeks opened their doors.

The Burnley high street would have been busy with shoppers eager to pick up non-essential items once more.

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