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Paramedics airlift young girl to hospital with serious injuries after stabbing

A young girl has been airlifted to hospital after a stabbing left her with serious injuries. 

A woman in her 40s has been arrested near the scene in Chell, Staffordshire, as is currently receiving medical treatment at Royal Stoke University Hospital. 

The young girl was flown to Birmingham Children's Hospital after she was stabbed in Stoke-on-Trent this morning at around 7.45am.   

Detective Inspector Lucy Maskew, of Staffordshire Police, said: 'We are investigating the circumstances to establish what has happened, but want to reassure the community this is believed to be an isolated incident.

A young girl has been airlifted (pictured) to hospital after a stabbing in Chell, Staffordshire, left her with serious injuries

'We understand there will be concerns but we are kindly urging people not to speculate while the investigation continues.'  

A spokesman for the West Midlands Ambulance Service told Mirror Online: 'We were called to reports of a stabbing at an address on Warren Road in the Chell Heath area of Stoke on Trent at around 7.45am this morning.

'Two ambulances, three paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a doctor and critical care paramedic on board were sent to the scene. 

'The woman was taken on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital while the child, a girl, was airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital.'

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