December 9 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Detectives investigating a violent attack in Norwich city centre, where one man was repeatedly stabbed and another hit by a car, have said they believe it was a “targeted” attack.
The attacks happened in Cathedral Street, off Prince of Wales Road, and in St Faiths Lane, on Sunday.
At about 9.50pm the victims, two men in their early 30s, were walking along St Faiths Lane when they were approached by three men in a dark-coloured Ford Focus.
The Focus had mounted the pavement and struck one of the men causing minor injury, which appears to have been deliberate.
The second victim, who fled the scene, ran to Cathedral Street where he was attacked by the group.
He was stabbed several times, resulting in serious injuries to his shoulder and back.
Both men were taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment. One has been released, but the man who suffered knife wounds is still in hospital.
Police are still hunting for their attackers. Two of the three are described as being in their mid 20s with one being black and one being white.
But police, keen to reassure the public, said they believed this was no random attack. They suspect the victims had been specifically targeted.
Detective Inspector Richard Graveling, from Norwich CID, said today: “While we are keeping an open mind our enquiries are being focused on the belief this was a targeted attack and not a random incident.”
Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt Andy Barker at Norwich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.