A TEENAGER who was arrested after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed has been released on bail.

Police said the boy was taken to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to be treated after he suffered a cut to his stomach during an attack in Greenacre Street, Clitheroe, on Wednesday.

The police spokesman said: "His injuries are not thought to be life threatening and he is in a stable condition.

"The boys appear to have known each other and there is not a threat to the wider public."

Following the attack Nigel Evans, Ribble Valley's MP, spoke of the incident in the House of Commons.

He said: "The police informed me and we pray that it is not life threatening, but nonetheless, if this can happen in a place like Clitheroe then that really does say we need to do more.

"Whether it’s through the schools, whether it’s through parents, whether it’s through greater police numbers, whether it’s stop and search, whatever it is, all I know is that if we do nothing it is going to rise even further."

The teenager, also 15 and from Blackburn, was released on bail pending further inquires until April 16.