Man found dead in the woods after stabbing woman and trying to abduct young boy

The suspect was believed to be driving a red Kia Rio when he crashed into two cyclists – a woman in her 40s and a boy of secondary school age. Cumbria Police are calling for witnesses to this incident which took place in Egremont on October 9 at around 2.30pm.

The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, crashed into the two riders before assaulting the woman in her 40s.

An attempt was then made to kidnap the young boy by the driver, after the boy had been assaulted.

Police have since confirmed that the man was unknown to the pair.

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The incident took place on St Bees Road in Egremont, Cumbria.

Following the attempted abduction and assault of the boy and the woman, a man was later found dead in the woods.

The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

After the assault, the woman in her 40s was treated in Cumberland Infirmary for non-threatening stab wounds on both her arm and her body.

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As well as the woman, the young boy was also taken to hospital, but only as a precaution.

The boy was treated for minor injuries during his trip to the hospital.

Anyone with information relating to this incident can report online at, quoting incident number 138 of October 9, or call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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