Man arrested after double knife attack in Crewe

Cheshire policeCheshire Police have arrested a 29 yr old local man after a 72 yr old woman and a 55 yr old man were injured during a knife attack in Crewe today (16th August 2014).

A female pensioner aged 72 received knife wounds at the WH Smiths store, in the Victoria Centre, Crewe, at 11.30am today.

Shortly after a 55-year-old man was also subjected to a knife attack on ASDA car park in Crewe.

Both incidents have been confirmed as being connected by Cheshire Police.

Cheshire Police spoke person said: 
“At 11.30am Police received a report of a 72 yr old woman who had been stabbed near to WH Smiths in the Victoria Centre, Crewe.
A second victim, man ages 55 was then attacked at Asda.
Both victims and were taken to North Staffs Hospital by air ambulance.
A local man, 29, was arrested.
At this time Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with these incidents.
Witnesses are being asked to call 101 quoting incident number 409 of 16/08/2014″.

West Street from St Paul’s Church lights and Market Centre lights was closed to allow access for the Air Ambulances to land.
Both victims were flown by Air Ambulances to University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

The attacker was arrested by Cheshire Police on Asda car park moments after the second attack.

Many people took to social media with their accounts of the incidents.

Both areas were bustling with shoppers at the time and Cheshire Police are keen to speak with anyone who may have witnessed either of the incidents taking place or anyone who may have information in relation to the matters.
Contact Cheshire Police by calling 101 quoting incident number 409 of 16/08/2014.

Cheshire Police spokesperson later announced:
“The lady who was injured at this mornings incident is described as being in a serious but stable condition.
Thankfully the man injured in today’s incident is expected to make a full recovery.
To clarify – the man arrested following this mornings incidents in the town centre is local to Crewe”.