A female teacher has been stabbed by a 'pupil's parent' outside a primary school.
The incident took place at Devonshire Park Primary School in Wirral, Merseyside at 8.20am on Monday.
Police are now searching the area for the offender and have brought in a helicopter to assist.
In a statement, Merseyside Police confirmed the attack and said that the offender is known to the victim.
The statement read: "Officers are in attendance at a primary school in Wirral this morning, Monday 15 May.
"Officers were called to Devonshire Park Primary school in Temple Road, Tranmere, at 8.20am following reports a woman had been assaulted as she walked back to her car.
"The woman has been taken to hospital with injuries to her hand, consistent with a knife being used. No-one else has been injured. The woman's injuries are not believed to be life threatening."
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They continued: "It is believed that the incident may have been domestic related and the offender is known to the victim. A search is under way to find the offender.
"An investigation is under way and house-to-house and CCTV enquiries are ongoing in the local area."
Reporters on the scene have heard that the suspect was the parent of one of the pupils at the school. The police are currently paying particular attention to a car with its doors open.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 2876 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Source: Liverpool Echo