Officers raided a property in Carlisle, as they joined an attempted murder investigation.

Cumbria police carried out a warrant at the property in Oakshaw Close, Lowry Hill, on Thursday afternoon, on behalf of Police Scotland.

A 31 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and later charged.

A spokesman for the Cumbria force said: “Cumbria police can confirm that an arrest warrant was carried out on behalf of Police Scotland, at a property in the Oakshaw Close area of Carlisle.

“A man in his thirties was subsequently arrested and detained on suspicion of attempted murder, following on from an incident in Aberdeen on April 21.”

The original incident has already seen two arrests made by Police Scotland.

Speaking of the incident which sparked the arrests, Police Scotland’s Inspector Alistair MacKenzie said:

“This incident was reported as a disturbance on Marchburn Crescent at about 9.30pm on Tuesday, April 21.

“Two men, aged 29 and 49, were arrested and charged in connection with this and were due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on April 23."

The pair were charged with a raft of offences including: assault to severe injury, permanent disfigurement, danger of life and attempted murder.

The alleged victim was seriously injured and admitted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. There is no update on his condition.

In connection with the incident, the two men also faced charges of possessing a bladed article and behaving in a threatening and abusive manner.

Insp MacKenzie added: “Enquiries were ongoing to trace a third man. He has now been arrested and charged.”

The third suspect was due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.