A 27 YEAR old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder by North Yorkshire Police after reports of a stabbing in Richmond.

Police said they were alerted by paramedics on Sunday August 18 around 9.20pm after they had responded to reports of a man with stab injuries at a property in the Garden Village area of Richmond. Ambulance service staff had been told that the injuries had been inflicted in the area around the Garden Village whilst the man was walking his dog.

Paramedics treated the man at the property before he was then taken to hospital for further treatment. Police said his injuries are not thought to be life threatening or life changing.

Officers said a 27 year-old man from the Catterick area has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in police custody helping with enquiries. Anyone who has information is asked to call 101, the reference number for the incident is 12190152354.

Chairman of Richmondshire District Council, Councillor Stuart Parsons said he was shocked to hear reports of the incident.

"I am totally shocked. This is the kind of thing which is a national city issue, we do not expect it in rural areas. I don't know what to say it is not the kind of thing we expect to hear about in Richmond, this is of great concern." he added.