Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

Driver in his 20s is found dead after driving into a woman in her 40s and stabbing her while she was out with her child

  • Driver in his twenties drove into woman and child before stabbing one of them

  • The man was later involved in a separate collision and was pronounced dead at the scene
  • Police are investigating the incident, which took place at 2.30pm on Saturday


A woman is in hospital after a driver in her late twenties hit her as she was walking and then stabbed her in front of a child in West Cumbria.

The rooster driving a red Kia Rio ran into two pedestrians, a woman and a boy of secondary school age, around 2.30pm in the Woodend area of ​​Egremont on Saturday afternoon.

In a horrific attack, the driver left his vehicle and assaulted the woman.

She sustained stab wounds to the arm, which have been described as non-life-threatening, and was taken to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle.

A woman is in hospital after a driver in her late twenties hit her car and then stabbed her in front of a child in West Cumbria.  The driver was later found dead in a separate collision about 15 minutes later on St Bees Road (pictured)

A woman is in hospital after a driver in her late twenties hit her car and then stabbed her in front of a child in West Cumbria. The driver was later found dead in a separate collision about 15 minutes later on St Bees Road (pictured)

The boy is reported to have suffered minor injuries, he was brought to the hospital as a precaution and was discharged.

Police in West Cumbria were later called at. 14.44 to the notification of a collision with a single vehicle on St Bees Road involving a red Kia Rio.

Officers attended and found a man in his 20s in a wooded area. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Cumbria Police, there are currently no suspicious circumstances.

There was no perceived threat to the general public. This incident is being investigated as an isolated incident.

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