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Police seek witnesses after Gorse Covert stabbing incident

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POLICE are investigating a stabbing incident in the Gorse Covert area of Birchwood late last night and have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

A Cheshire Police spokesperson said: “We are aware of a social media post regarding a potential stabbing in the Gorse Covert area – we are looking into this but, at this time, we have not received any reports of any incidents of this nature.
“Anyone with any information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101.”
A husband and wife are understood to have been victims of the stabbing incident near Gorse Covert shops at around 11.30 pm last night.
A family friend, who posted details of the incident on social media said: “They’d been visiting a lady at Mosslands and were on the path walking home when two men approached asking for money. “Too dark to see what they were wearing and couldn’t tell if it was 2 or 3 men.”
The husband was slashed on his hand while his wife had cuts on her face.
The family friend gave thanks to a woman in a grey car who picked them up and took them to the hospital.
The husband has since been released from hospital.
The family friend said: “They say he was lucky to keep his hand. I have recommended they call the police to follow up.”
His wife was suffering from concussion as well as cuts to her face but has also now been released.
Birchwood Police posted on social media earlier that they were aware of reports of a potential stabbing, which they say they are looking into and have asked any witnesses to come forward.

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