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Pensioner stabbed with pen after bus argument

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Image: Lancashire Police

**WARNING: This article contains an image some readers may find disturbing**

A PENSIONER IN the UK was left with a pen lodged in her arm after a man she got into a row with on a coach stabbed her.

66-year-old Cynthia Bell helping out with her husband’s coach firm in Blackpool on 24 August when a man got onto the bus and refused to leave.

She went to stop him from tampering with the controls around the driver’s seat and he grabbed a pen from the dashboard and stabbed her in the arm. He then ran off the bus.

DS Mark Dickinson from Blackpool CID said: “As you can see from Mrs Bell’s photograph, significant force must have been used by offender who stabbed her. She was lucky to have escaped without serious blood loss or any nerve damage.”

Source: Lancashire Police

We are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry including CCTV and forensic opportunities. I am particularly keen to identify and speak with two young women who were with the offender and I would ask them, or anyone who recognises them from their descriptions, to contact me as soon as possible.

The offender is described as a white male, six foot, of a stocky build in his late teens or early twenties with short dark hair.

Lancashire Police also released detailed descriptions of the two young women they are looking to speak to.

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