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Norwich stabbing investigation

Detectives in Norwich are continuing to investigate a serious assault in which a 16-year-old boy suffered stab wounds.

The incident happened on Friday night (22 March 2019) when officers were Mountbatten Drive at about 9.25pm following a disturbance involving up to 10 youths.

During the incident, a teenage boy suffered stab wounds to his back, arm and head.  The boy was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he continues to receive treatment for his injuries.

Three people have now been arrested in connection with the incident and questioned by detectives at Aylsham Police Investigation Centre.

The male suspects, two aged 16 and one aged 17, all from the Norwich area, have been released on bail until April 20 while enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Chris Burgess, from Norwich CID, whose team is leading the enquiry, urged anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

He said: “This was a very nasty assault which has understandably caused concern in the local community and increased patrols will take place over the next few days to offer some reassurance.

“A number of units attended the scene on the night of the incident and since then we’ve been working to establish the circumstances of the assault and trace those involved.

“We’ve carried out house-to-house enquiries, examined CCTV and taken statements from witnesses and I would urge anyone with information to come forward.

“Those involved are aged in their mid-to-late teens and are likely to be still living at home. I would therefore urge parents not to overlook any changes in their child’s behaviour, which could be considered out of character.”

The victim is still in hospital receiving treatment for multiple stab wounds and a minor fracture to the skull. At this stage it is not thought his injuries will require surgery.

Det Insp Burgess added: “The consequences of knife crime can be severe, even fatal, which is why we take any offences involving knives extremely seriously.

“We have a number of measures in place to tackle knife crime and to educate young people about the dangers but the community have a role in this too.

“We all have a part to play in keeping communities safe so if you know or suspect that someone is carrying a knife, report it.”

Anyone with information about the Mountbatten Drive incident should contact at Norwich CID on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Two arrested over stabbing

Police have arrested two people following an incident in Norwich on Friday 22 March 2019.

Officers were called to reports of a disturbance involving up to ten youths in  Mountbatten Drive at 9.25pm. 

During the incident a boy, aged in his late teens, suffered stab wounds to his back. He was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment; however, his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Two males, aged in their late teens and from the Norwich area, have since been arrested in connection with the incident and have been taken into custody where they will be questioned later today.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone with information, should contact Sergeant Pete Wilson at Norwich CID on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.