A TEENAGER is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the early hours of the morning.

Detectives have launched an investigation and are appealing for witnesses to come forward after the man was attacked at 3am yesterday in the area of Abbotsmead Approach, Barrow.

Officers said they have arrested a 17-year-old boy from Barrow after a teenager was stabbed in the leg by a knife or other bladed article.

The victim, a man in his late teens is said to be 'stable' and receiving treatment at the Royal Preston Hospital.

The incident happened in the Abbotsmead Approach area of Barrow just before 3am on Sunday.

The 17-year-old boy from Barrow was arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and remains in police custody.

Barrow MP Simon Fell said ‘there is no place for this sort of violence’ in the town.

Residents in the area have been left in shock following the attack

“I had not seen anything or heard anything about this to be honest,” one said.

“It is a shock to hear that it has happened though.

“I would not have expected something like that to happen really.”

No-one has been arrested.

“This is shocking," said Mr Fell.

“I’d ask anyone who saw or knows anything to come forward to the police or anonymously to Crimestoppers.

“There’s no place for this sort of violence in Barrow, not least when the police haven’t had a break for the last 100 days, and on the same day that we’re celebrating the NHS’ birthday.

“Please, think of others, come forward if you have information, and stay safe.”

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “Police are investigating a serious assault which is believed to have occurred in the Abbotsmead Approach area of Barrow just before 3am on July 5.

“During the incident the victim, a man in his late teens, has received an injury to his leg, suspected of being caused by a knife or other bladed article and is currently being treated in hospital.

“If you think you may have witnessed the incident or you were in the area around the time of the incident please get in touch with the police.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101, email 101@cumbria.police.uk, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting log 45 of July 5, 2020.