Scarborough incident: Woman in her 20s stabbed in Yorkshire town centre as man 'known to her' is arrested

A woman has been stabbed in a terrifying incident in Scarborough town centre.

North Yorkshire Police said: “A Scarborough man has been arrested and is in police custody after a woman sustained a stab wound to her abdomen.

"At around 3.40pm on 27 March, police were called by the ambulance service to an incident on New Queen Street in Scarborough.

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"The woman, aged in her 20s, was taken to hospital for treatment and was later discharged. The suspect, a man in his 30s, was arrested a short time later on suspicion of wounding with intent, criminal damage and using threatening and abusive words and behaviour. He remains in police custody at this time.

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New Queen Street, Scarborough

"It is believed that the victim and the suspect are known to each other.

"Anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident is asked to get in touch if they have not already spoken to the police.

"Please call 101 and pass information for incident number 12240053701.”