A NORTH Cumbrian man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The suspect was detained last night after a man, said to be in his 20s, suffered a serious wound to his face caused by a knife.

Cumbria Police confirmed that the man was injured in an incident which happened on King Street, Wigton, outside the Throstle's Nest pub last night, some time after 10pm.

Police were called to the scene at 10.23pm.

A spokesman for the force said the incident involved two men and a woman.

The injured man remains in The Cumberland Infirmary in a serious but stable condition, said the police spokesman.

A local woman in her 40s sustained a serious head injury but this is not believed to life changing.

She has now been discharged from hospital.

Meanwhile, a 39-year-old man from Wigton has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, possessing a bladed article, assault causing actual bodily harm, and possession of controlled Class B drugs.

He remains in police custody.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have been in the Throstle Nest pub before the incident or who may have witnessed the incident.

If you can help the police investigation, call 101, quoting log number 265 of the April 12.

Altlernatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.