A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an incident in Leyland

Police were called at 1:32am on April 26 to reports of a serious assault on West Paddock in Leyland.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said "A 19-year-old woman was found with strangulation injuries to her neck and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where she is receiving treatment.

"Her condition is described as stable.

"A 20-year-old man from Leyland has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder."

Both parties are believed to be known to each other and there is not thought to be any threat to the wider public.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 62 of 26th April.

  • Aiden Shepherd, 20, of Merlin Grove, Leyland, has been charged with attempted murder. He is due to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court this morning (Friday 27th April).