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Two held after girl, six, stabbed in Guildford

A man and a woman were being held on suspicion of attempted murder after a six-year-old girl was stabbed in the chest, police said.

The girl was left seriously injured after the incident at an address in Guildford, Surrey, and was in a stable condition in hospital, Surrey Police said.

A 44-year-old woman also received stab wounds to her hand, the force added, and a 28-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The suspects were both in police custody, while the girl was being treated in Guildford's Royal Surrey County Hospital.

Surrey Police said officers were called to an address in the town's Bellfields Estate "following a report that a six-year-old girl had received stab wounds to her chest".

The force added: "The child, whose injuries are described as serious, and a 44-year-old woman who received stab wounds to her hand, were taken to Royal Surrey County hospital where the child's condition is described as stable.

"A 28-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and have been taken into custody."

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