Murder inquiry launched after Thorpe stabbing
Detectives will this evening begin questioning a man arrested on suspicion of murder following a fatal stabbing in Thorpe St Andrew on Wednesday night (14 April 2021).
The 47-year-old man was brought back to Norfolk today having received medical treatment at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for injuries sustained during the incident.
The man has been taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre where he was further arrested on suspicion of three counts of attempted murder and possession of a bladed article.
A second suspect arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm was questioned by detectives at Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre. While in custody, the 17-year-old male was further arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
It follows a disturbance in Primrose Crescent around 7.30pm on Wednesday where a 41-year-old man was stabbed suffering fatal injuries and pronounced dead at the scene. Three other people were injured during the incident, the suspect and two women aged in her 40s and 50s.
All suffered knife wounds. The woman in her 40s has been discharged while the second woman aged in her 50s remains in hospital for treatment.
A Home Office post mortem examination is being held today to establish the cause of death.
Detective Chief Inspector Phill Gray, from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: “We’re progressing well with our enquiries including the interview of witnesses, scene examination and gathering evidence, which suggests this was an isolated incident involving local neighbours. Our investigations continue and uniformed officers will be in the area over the coming days to carry out reassurance patrols.”
A police cordon remains in place at the scene and officers are continuing with dedicated patrols in the area to provide reassurance to local residents.
Police are exploring the relevance of previous contact concerning a neighbourhood dispute. This relates to an incident which happened in 2018. As standard procedure in these circumstances, the matter has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct.
15-04-21 | 13:17
Investigations continue into Thorpe St Andrew murder
Detectives are continuing to investigate the murder of a man in Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, last night (Wednesday 14 April 2021).
Police were called to Primrose Crescent shortly after 7.35pm following reports of a disturbance and officers arrived on scene to find four people with injuries.
One of the casualties, a 41-year-old man, had suffered serious injuries and despite treatment was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three other people, a man and two women, were also injured and taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment to knife wounds. The two women, aged in their 40s and 50s, remain in hospital while the man, aged in his 40s, was later transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for treatment. All casualties are described as having serious but non-life-threatening injuries and are in a stable condition.
Police arrested two men at the scene in connection with the incident. A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is one of the casualties receiving treatment in hospital under police guard and will be brought back to Norfolk for questioning in due course.
A 17-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre where he remains for questioning.
A police cordon remains in place while scene investigations are carried out and a Home Office post mortem examination will be held in due course to establish the cause of death.
Detective Chief Inspector Phill Gray, from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, is leading the enquiry. He said: “We are working to establish events leading up to this incident and have spoken with a number of witnesses and will continue with our enquiries at the scene today. Initial findings lead us to believe this was an isolated incident involving local residents. We’re still keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident and hasn’t yet spoken to police or anyone with information about it to come forward.”
Additional officers will be on patrol in the area over the next few days to offer reassurance to residents.
Local Policing Commander, Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, said: “A large number of police and ambulance resources were deployed to scene with officers arriving within seven minutes of receiving the initial 999 call.
“We understand this incident and the large-scale emergency service response will have understandably caused concern in the local community in Thorpe.
“Such scenes are unusual for this area and we will have additional officers on duty over the coming days, dedicated to carrying out high-visibility patrols to offer reassurance.”
Anyone with information should contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101.
15-04-2021 | 00:59
Murder investigation launched after fatal stabbing
Police have launched a murder investigation following a fatal stabbing in Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, last night (Wednesday 14 April 2021).
Emergency services were called to Primrose Crescent shortly after 7.35pm following reports of a disturbance involving a number of people.
Officers arrived on scene to find four people with injuries. Despite treatment by paramedics, a man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three other people were taken to hospital for treatment of suspected knife wound injuries.
Police arrested two men at the scene in connection with the incident who will be questioned in due course.
Superintendent Tracey Little said: "A number of police resources, including armed units, were deployed to the scene.
"A murder investigation has been launched and we are in the early stages of our enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.
"We would like to hear from anyone who may witnessed the incident or has information concerning it.”
Police have cordoned off the scene in Primrose Crescent while enquiries are carried out.
Anyone with information should contact Norfolk Police on 101.