Teenager arrested after ‘woman stabbed’ in North Yorkshire village

Police are hunting 16-year-old Connor Woodrow following a stabbing near Selby. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
Police are hunting 16-year-old Connor Woodrow following a stabbing near Selby. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

A POLICE manhunt has ended with the arrested of a 16-year-old boy.

Armed officers spent the night searching for the teenager from Carlton, near Selby, following reports of a stabbing incident.

Police are hunting 16-year-old Connor Woodrow following a stabbing near Selby. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Police are hunting 16-year-old Connor Woodrow following a stabbing near Selby. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Police were called after a woman in her 40s was rushed to hospital shortly after 11am on June 8.

Officers said she had “sustained injuries from a bladed weapon” at a property in Manor Farm Close, Carlton.

The woman, who is not a relative of the 16-year-old, was last night being treated in hospital where she was said to be in a stable condition and speaking to detectives.

As the search continued police advised local schools to take precautions. Pupils at Snaith School who usually take the school bus home to Carlton, Camblesforth and Selby, were kept at school for parents to come and pick them up.

Police are hunting 16-year-old Connor Woodrow following a stabbing near Selby. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Police are hunting 16-year-old Connor Woodrow following a stabbing near Selby. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Detective Chief Inspector Allan Harder, who is leading the investigation, confirmed this morning that the boy had now been found and remained in police custody.

He said: “I want to thank each and every member of the public who has come forward with information to assist this investigation.”

Around 10 police officers searched the neighbourhood while two heavily-armed colleagues stood guard.

A police helicopter was deployed along with seven police vehicles.

Police are hunting 16-year-old Connor Woodrow following a stabbing near Selby. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Police are hunting 16-year-old Connor Woodrow following a stabbing near Selby. Picture: Ross Parry Agency