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Man charged after Whitehaven stabbing

Officers investigating an incident where a man suffered stab wounds in Whitehaven have charged a man overnight.

Police were called at 2.15pm on Tuesday 21 May to a report of a man having been stabbed on Brakeside Gardens, Whitehaven.

The injured man, 43, was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, he has since been discharged.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “Gerard Murphy, 61, of Brakeside Gardens, Whitehaven, has been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm with intent, actual bodily harm and possession of a bladed article.

“Murphy is due to appear at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court today (23 May).”

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