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Manhunt launched after woman repeatedly stabbed as police warn ‘do not approach’

Police are searching for this man after a woman was repeatedly stabbed in in the chest.

Lancashire Police launched a manhunt after the 50-year-old woman had to be taken to University Hospital Aintree in an air ambulance.

Her condition was later described as serious but stable, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Emergency services were called at around 5.45pm yesterday to reports a woman had been stabbed outside an address in Mawdesley, near Ormskirk, in Lancashire.

Officers attended and a 50-year-old woman was found at the scene with several wounds to her chest.

Detectives now want to trace John Cowley in connection with the attack.

Cowley, 63, is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, with grey hair.

Police are appealing for information leading to his whereabouts and advising people not to approach him.

Det Supt Claire McEnery, of Lancashire Police, said: “We want to speak to John Cowley in connection with a very serious offence.

“I would urge anyone who has seen him, or a man matching his description, to contact police immediately.

“I would also urge John himself to hand himself in if he sees this appeal.

“He could be carrying weapons and people are advised not to approach him.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1091 of October 10 or in an emergency or for an immediate sighting call 999.

Alternatively you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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