Man arrested after woman killed and man wounded

Scene of stabbing in St Helens
Image caption The scene has been cordoned off for forensic examinations to be carried out

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 22-year-old woman was stabbed to death on Merseyside.

The 44-year-old man is also being held on suspicion of attempted murder after a man, 25, also suffered stab wounds in the attack in St Helens at 02:30 BST.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene in Chapel Street. The man was taken to hospital. His condition is described as serious but stable.

The arrested man was initially treated for minor injuries.

The woman is yet to be formally identified.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out later.

The scene remains cordoned off for forensic examinations. Police are talking to residents and potential witnesses.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Merseyside Police or Crimestoppers anonymously.

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