Knife recovered in Skerton school grounds following street incident

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A man who was seen running along the road with a knife in Lancaster yesterday, Monday, is being treated in hospital for self-inflicted wounds.

Around 5pm on Monday, August 26, police were called to reports of a disturbance on Chelsea Mews followed by numerous further reports of a man running along Owen Road carrying a knife.

It is thought the man, aged 22, then threw himself onto a passing vehicle, breaking the windscreen, before being located by police patrols.

Police said the man later became “very agitated” and self-harmed with a knife at his home in Chelsea Mews, resulting in lacerations to his neck and leg.

He was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary for assessment and treatment to his injuries, which are not thought to be life threatening.

The Crime Scene Investigation unit attended and cordoned off the area, later recovering a knife from the grounds of Skerton High School.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire police said: “The man is recieving treatment. Fortunately nobody was seriously injured.”

No arrests have been made.