A 61-year-old man has been charged following a stabbing in Whitehaven.

Gerard Murphy, of Brakeside Gardens, was arrested following an incident in the street on Wednesday which left a 43-year-old man with stab wounds.

Murphy has now been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm with intent, actual bodily harm and possession of a bladed article and is due to appear before magistrates in Carlisle today.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101.