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Woman arrested after two stabbings in just 20 minutes

Crime WorldBy Sunday World
Two women were attacked in just 20 minutes
Two women were attacked in just 20 minutes

A woman has been arrested after two women were stabbed within minutes of each other in separate attacks in Bradford.

One of the women had been pushing a baby in a pram when she was knifed.

The incidents were said to have taken place 20 minutes apart on Friday morning.

Both victims suffered single stab wounds and were taken to hospital but have since been discharged.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed they were called to reports of a woman in her 50s having been stabbed in Scotchman Road, Manningham, just after 9.50am.

Minutes later, at 10.10am, a woman in her 30s was found with a stab wound to her back close to The Parkside Centre in Keighley Road, Frizinghall.

A 52-year-old woman was arrested shortly afterwards on suspicion of wounding with intent.

The woman, who has not yet been named, is being questioned by police.

The Telegraph and Argus reported that passers-by heard the younger woman screaming before she was surrounded by a crowd of people.

Saj Khan, deputy manager of the Sainsbury's Local store at the complex, told the newspaper he had heard "screaming" as he was bringing in a delivery from a lorry in the car park.

He said: "I saw a crowd of people around the woman, and she had a pram with her baby in, which is only three or four months old.

"I brought the pram and the baby inside the shop.

"I only saw the other woman from a distance. She didn't run off at first, she was just walking normal like nothing had happened."

A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said: "Following enquiries in the area, officers arrested a 52-year-old woman on suspicion of wounding with intent.

"She remains in custody and is being questioned by police. A knife has also been recovered and enquiries are continuing."

Police confirmed that the child who had been with the stab victim was unharmed.

The spokeswoman said they were linking the two incidents and were not looking for anyone else in connection with either enquiry at this time.