An 11-year-old boy is in a ‘stable condition’ after a knife incident in Beckwithshaw this morning (Monday).

An investigation is underway following this morning’s incident in which the boy and a 40-year-old man sustained serious injuries believed to be caused by a bladed article.

Senior Investigating Officer DI Steve Menzies of the North Yorkshire Police Major Investigation Team said:

“I am relieved to say that following emergency surgery, the 11-year-old boy is now in a stable condition in hospital.

“The 40-year-old man remains in a serious condition and is under police guard. Two other children aged 10 and 13, who were also in the house at the time of the incident, are being cared for by relatives and supported by specialist Police Officers.”

DI Menzies added:

“I can reassure the public that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and an investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances of exactly what happened this morning.

“I also want to thank ambulance staff, paramedic teams and police officers who quickly arrived at the scene and administered emergency aid to the injured males.”

Officers were called to a property in Church Row off Otley Road at 8:20am.

The road was closed while emergency services attended the property, and it will remain closed for several hours.

The incident is not connected to the nearby school.

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