A man was being quizzed on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident at a house in South Yorkshire.
Emergency services were called to Kirkland Gardens, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, yesterday, at about 7.40am, where they found a 55-year-old woman seriously injured.
She was rushed to hospital by ambulance where her condition was described as serious yesterday.
A 31-year-old woman was also found at the property.
She had suffered minor injuries and was also taken to hospital.
Police said officers arrested a 59-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said yesterday: “A 55-year-old woman was found with serious injuries and has been taken to hospital where she remains in a serious condition.
“A 31-year-old man sustained minor injuries and was also taken to hospital.
“A 59-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
“A cordon will remain in place at the address while forensic examinations are conducted and initial enquiries are carried out.
“Police believe this was an isolated incident.”