Cumbria Crack

Man wanted in connection with Morecambe axe attack

James Stovold

[H]ave you seen James Stovold?

Officers want to speak to the 35-year-old from Morecambe in connection with a serious assault.

Police were called at around 9:30pm on 4th May to reports a man had been seriously assaulted on Lancaster Road in Morecambe with what is believed to be an axe.

The victim sustained injuries to his head and body and was taken to hospital. He has since been discharged.

Acting DS Andrew Clitheroe of Lancaster CID, said: “We’d like to speak to Stovold as part of our investigation and are appealing to anyone with information about his whereabouts to come forward.

“I’d also urge James, if he sees this appeal to attend the nearest police station.”

James (also known as Jim and Jimmy) is described as being 5ft 9in tall, of stocky build with a shaven head or short hair. Stovold has links to Morecambe, Lancaster and South Cumbria.

A 25-year-old-man from Morecambe has been arrested in connection with this incident. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and later released under investigation.

Anyone with information can call us on 01524 596454, or failing that, 101, quoting crime reference WB1804864.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at

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