Throat slash attack

A MAN was arrested yesterday after a woman was seriously injured in an attack in which her throat was slashed.

The 37-year-old man was detained by police in Newcastle upon Tyne after the incident at a house in the Stirlingshire village of Slamannan.

Police launched a major search after the 32-year-old woman was left with "serious" injuries and was airlifted to Glasgow's Southern General Hospital for treatment. The attack happened at around 10am.

A Central Scotland police spokesman said: "A 32-year-old woman suffered serious injuries during the incident and was airlifted to hospital."

The man is expected to appear in court tomorrow.