FOUR people from Carlisle suffered injuries during a weekend marred by two unrelated flare-ups of violence.

After launching their investigations into the disturbances, police were so concerned that they mounted extra patrols in the two areas involved - Henderson Road in Currock and Baird Road, Harraby. Officers stressed that they are treating both violent incidents as unrelated.

The Currock disturbance happened inside a house at 10pm on Friday, and led to a man and a woman - both in their 30s - sustaining facial injuries. Both needed hospital treatment.

At one point, the violence spilled out on to the street.

In a statement, Cumbria Police confirmed that two men were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. One was aged 28 and the other 29. Both have now been released “under investigation.” They have not been charged.

Violence erupted again on Saturday, shortly before 11.30pm, in an alley at Baird Road.

One man was left with serious injuries. He sustained a deep cut to his forehead, while the second man was left with bruising to his wrists and arms.

One was in his mid-30s, and the other in his early 40s. A police spokesman said that officers had conducted door-to-door enquiries but officers still want to hear from potential witnesses who may be able to aid their investigation.

Police are particularly keen to hear from anybody with CCTV images or dashcam footage. In the meantime, Cumbria police said that a 34-year-old man, from Carlisle was arrested after the violence on suspicion of GBH.

He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information about either incident should contact police on 101 and ask for North Cumbria Crime and Safeguarding Team. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.