Muslim Man Goes On Stabbing Rampage In Burnley

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Muslim man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the attack in Burnley.

The violent Muslim man attacked and stabbed petrified women in Burnley.

Two women were today stabbed as they shopped in Marks & Spencer just hours after lockdown ended and all non-essential stores reopened in England. 

A Muslim man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the attack in Burnley at around 9.30am, Lancashire Police said. 

The two victims were rushed to hospital with serious injuries which are ‘not thought to be life threatening at this time.’   

The stabbing came as shoppers flocked back to the High Street after the national coronavirus lockdown was lifted and all shops reopened on ‘Wild Wednesday.’

Footage from the scene captured a Muslim man in a face mask being detained by officers outside the Marks & Spencer store this morning.   

Witnesses claimed one of the women was stabbed in the neck during the attack, but this has not yet been confirmed.  

Lancashire Police said a knife was recovered from the scene following what is believed to be an ‘isolated incident.’

Carl Stredder, who was shopping in Burnley with his wife, said he heard shouting coming from inside Marks & Spencer when he stopped to withdraw cash nearby.

He described seeing a man ‘holding down’ another before police and paramedics swarmed the scene.   

‘Within a couple of minutes, the police had arrived. There were six or seven police cars, sirens all over the place,’ he said.

‘Then within another five or so minutes, an ambulance came. It was apparent by then that some sort of major incident had occurred.’ 

A cordon remains in place in the area and video from the scene shows a crowd of onlookers gathering near the Charter Walk Shopping Centre.  

Lancashire Police and the North West Ambulance Service raced to the store near St James’ Street following reports of the double stabbing today.   

Officers were unable to speculate on a motive for the attack but confirmed nobody else is thought to be involved.

A force spokesman said: ‘We were called at about 9.30am today to a report of a stabbing inside the Marks and Spencer store in Burnley.

‘Two women received injuries which are thankfully not thought to be life threatening at this time. They have been taken to hospital for treatment.

‘Police officers were quickly on the scene and a Muslim man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in custody.

‘A knife has been recovered.

‘Police enquiries are ongoing but at this stage this is believed to be an isolated incident.