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Castleford care home stabbing: Two men released on bail

The Beeches, Castleford Image copyright Google
Image caption West Yorkshire Police think the attack at The Beeches is linked to an incident at a nearby residential home

Two men arrested after an employee was stabbed at a care home have been released on bail.

A 67-year-old woman was punched and stabbed in the arm with a penknife at The Beeches in Castleford, West Yorkshire, at 06:15 BST on Saturday.

Her injuries were not life-threatening and she has been released from hospital, West Yorkshire Police said.

An e-fit image has been released of a man police want to speak to in connection with the attack.

Image copyright West Yorkshire Police

The victim was in the kitchen area when she heard a sound at the back door.

She opened it to investigate and was confronted by a man who pushed his way in and assaulted her, police said.

'Targeting elderly and vulnerable'

Police believe it is linked to an incident at a nearby care home 20 minutes before the assault, where a member of staff confronted two men in the grounds.

Det Supt Nick Wallen said: "It is particularly concerning that these men appear to be targeting the homes of elderly and vulnerable people and their motives for doing this are currently unclear.

"We are treating these incidents extremely seriously.

"We have put on additional patrols in the area and are working tirelessly to identify anyone involved in this and that includes putting this e-fit out. Hopefully someone, somewhere recognises him."

Two men aged 25 and 28 were arrested on Saturday on suspicion of assault and have been released on police bail.

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