Man and woman injured in stabbing in Church Stretton

Church Stretton
Image caption A witness said he saw a woman on the ground bleeding from the neck

A man and a woman have suffered what are believed to be serious knife injuries in a Shropshire town.

Police cordoned off an area in Sandford Avenue in Church Stretton after an incident at about 1445 BST.

Norman Dewis, who was having lunch near the scene, said he saw a woman on the ground bleeding from the neck and a man, who was also bleeding, run off.

Police said no one else is being sought in connection with the incident and any witnesses should contact them.

The woman has been taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the man was airlifted to a Birmingham hospital.

Mr Dewis told BBC News: "Luckily a police car came down the main street and everybody around stopped the police car and he got out and came over.

"The lady was on the floor bleeding from the neck and the guy then had already ran off towards the post office side, turned the corner...but he was bleeding pretty bad himself."

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