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Man held after woman stabbed outside Birkenhead school

Devonshire Park Primary School Image copyright Google
Image caption Devonshire Park Primary School is closed until further notice

A man is being held on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was stabbed outside a primary school.

Police believe the woman in her 30s was assaulted on her way back to her car at Devonshire Park Primary School in Birkenhead, Wirral, at about 08:20 BST.

She was taken to hospital with knife injuries to her hand although they are not believed to be life-threatening.

A man, aged 61 and from Wirral, is being questioned. The school has been closed until further notice.

North West Ambulance Service confirmed a woman has been taken to Arrowe Park Hospital.

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