A Carlisle teenager is critically ill in hospital after an assault last night.

An 18-year-old-man was taken to The Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, just after 7 pm.

The teenager was close to Central Avenue, Carlisle when the assault happened.

A spokesman for the police said: "The 18-year-old is in a critical but stable condition.

“Officers would like to speak with the owner and occupants of a blue Ford Fiesta which was in the area at the time.”

Police would like anyone with information or who witnessed the incident to contact police on 101, email101@cumbria.police.uk or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.