Girl airlifted to children’s hospital after ‘stabbing’ as woman in 40s arrested

A young girl has been airlifted to hospital after she was stabbed in Stoke-on-Trent this morning.

Emergency services – including the air ambulance – were called to Warren Road, Chell Heath, at around 7:30am on Monday morning.

A woman in her 40s was arrested in connection with the incident and is currently receiving hospital treatment at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke on Trent Live reports.

The child was airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital, and no further information on her condition is available at this stage.

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Detective Inspector Lucy Maskew, of Staffordshire Police, said: "We are investigating the circumstances to establish what has happened, but want to reassure the community this is believed to be an isolated incident."

"We understand there will be concerns but we are kindly urging people not to speculate while the investigation continues."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said they were called at 7:46am to reports of a stabbing.

He added: "The woman has been taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital and the child has been taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital by air."

The girl's age is currently unknown, as is her relationship to the woman who has been arrested.

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