Two stabbed inside Marks and Spencer in Burnley as man arrested

A man has been arrested after two people were stabbed in a Marks and Spencer store in Burnley.

A man was detained by police after two people were stabbed in a branch when nonessential retailers reopened across the country.

Police were filmed on either side of a man outside the Burnley store today.

A statement from Lancashire Police said: “We are currently dealing with an incident at Marks and Spencer in Burnley in which two people have been stabbed.

“A man has been arrested and is in custody at this stage. It is believed that no one else is involved.

“There is a cordon and we would ask people to avoid the area.”

Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting log 0313 of December 2.

LancsLive reports that the North West Ambulance service is also on site.

The injuries of the victims are described as serious but not life-threatening.

One man has been arrested and is currently in custody, police confirm.

There is a cordon in the area and footage from the scene shows a huge crowd around the area, but the public is asked to avoid the area.

Police say no one else would be involved, but anyone with information is asked to contact agents.

The incident just happened when non-essential stores reopened today.

The national lockdown was lifted today (December 2), allowing stores to reopen.

Before the incident, Burnley police tweeted photos of the town center.