Helicopter and armed officers called to serious assault in Scottish town

Helicopter and firearms unit sent to scene of serious assault

Police dogs, a firearms unit and a helicopter were deployed to a serious assault in Motherwell on Friday.

Officers were alerted to an assault with a bladed weapon at 6.10pm in McClurg Court, where a disturbance had taken place outside a block of flats.

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A 35-year-old man was taken to Wishaw General Hospital with injuries to his hand, while a 30-year-old man was traced by officers in Airbles Farm Road, before being taken to Monklands Hospital for treatment and subsequently arrested.

Armed police units were sent to the scene in Motherwell.

Officers have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

Detective Constable Jacqui McCann said: "We're appealing to anyone who witnessed this or has any information relating to this incident to contact us."

Members of the public with any information are asked to contact 101, quoting the incident number of 3288 of May 8, or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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