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Three men have been held after a man was stabbed with a kitchen knife outside a takeaway in Keswick. At 9.02pm on Monday 4 June, police were called by the ambulance service to reports that a man had been stabbed in Keswick.
Officers were called to St John’s Street in Keswick where they located a 21 year old man from Cockermouth with a serious shoulder injury after being stabbed with a knife. The victim was taken to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle where he remains in a stable condition today
A man from Keswick, aged 30, was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning GBH. A 22 year old local man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and a 28 year old man from Keswick was arrested on suspicion of using violence to secure entry. A kitchen knife was seized by police for examination.
All three men were taken into police custody for questioning and have been placed on police bail until 4 July 2012 while enquiries continue.
Detective Sergeant George Atkinson said: “Officers were called into Keswick town centre on Monday evening after a disturbance occurred outside a takeaway which resulted in a man receiving stab wound injuries to his shoulder.
“Police attended and arrested three men from Keswick in connection with the offence and brought them in for questioning.
“Although he suffered a serious injury, the victim was fortunate not to receive any more substantial injuries. He was taken to hospital by ambulance and he remains in a stable condition today.
“Keswick is a quiet, peaceful town that very rarely sees any violence so this incident has understandably shocked local people. A team of detectives are investigating this isolated incident and we are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information that they think may help us, to contact West Cumbria CID on 101.”
Information can also be passed to police anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.