An 11-year-old boy and a man have been taken to hospital after a knife incident in Beckwithshaw this morning (Monday).

Police were called to the incident on Church Row off Otley Road at 8:20am.

On arrival they found an 11-year-old boy and 40-year-old man with serious injuries believed to be sustained by a bladed article.

Both males were taken to hospital.

The road was closed while emergency services attended the property, and has remained closed for several hours.

The incident is not believed to be connected to the nearby school.

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