A MAN was stabbed in an incident in Barrow yesterday.

At around 2.40pm police were called to a report of a stabbing near the Post Office on Dalton Road, across from the Kings Arms pub.

A 38-year-old-man from Barrow suffered injuries not believed to be life threatening.

Police said he had been stabbed in the leg.

A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service confirmed paramedics attended but said he was not taken to hospital.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and is in custody.

A witness described seeing a large police presence after an altercation involving two men near a charity shop.

Another said she saw six police cars and vans arrive in Dalton Road as well as an ambulance.

They also saw a man get taken away in handcuffs by the police.

Barrow Mayor, Cllr Kevin Hamilton said: “Deary me it is sad isn’t it if this is happening in broad daylight.

“It is horrendous, I hope it is not to do with any county lines issues or drugs.

“I just really do not want it to be going down them lines.

“I hope it is not related to this as no one used to around with drugs.

“Who in their right mind would walk around with a knife?

“I am just hoping it is not starting a domino effect where other people decide to walk around with knives as well for protection from others.”

This is a similar incident to one that occurred in Ormsgill.

The Mail previously reported how police launched an investigation into an incident which involved a knife attack on a 43-year-old man who suffered a wound to the leg on Sunday, November 10 at around 2.30pm.

A 43-year-old man was said to have been stabbed in the leg in an incident at Low White Close on Sunday at around 2.30pm.

This comes after numerous knife amnesties throughout a successful 2019 operation that led to hundreds of potential weapons being handed in to police as part of the initiative across Cumbria to reduce knife crime.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.