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Man suffers leg injuries in suspected stabbing at city park

PUBLISHED: 07:00 17 January 2020 | UPDATED: 10:54 17 January 2020

Norfolk Police cordoned off an area on Bowers Avenue. Picture: Archant

Norfolk Police cordoned off an area on Bowers Avenue. Picture: Archant

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A man was taken hospital and a police cordon put in place near a city park last night following a suspected stabbing.

A cordon put in place by police after an incident off Boundary Road in Norwich. Picture: ArchantA cordon put in place by police after an incident off Boundary Road in Norwich. Picture: Archant

At around 6.20pm on Thursday (January 16) emergency services were called to a park between Bowers Avenue and Boundary Road in Norwich, to reports that a man had been stabbed.

When officers arrived they found a male victim who had suffered leg injuries following an attack, who told them he had been stabbed.

The man was then taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to receive further treatment, but his injuries were not life threatening.

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Police have attended an incident on Boundary Road near the junction with City View Road. Picture: ArchantPolice have attended an incident on Boundary Road near the junction with City View Road. Picture: Archant

A police cordon was put in place on Bowers Avenue while officers carried out their investigations, it remained in place as of 8pm.

A spokesman for Norfolk Constabulary said that no suspect had been identified in the investigation yet, with the only description given being that of a man wearing a black balaclava.

A witness said they saw somebody jump out of a car and stab the victim.

They said: "I saw his leg covered in blood. Somebody jumped out of a car and stabbed him, then he ran away down our path and collapsed at the bottom."

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Trust confirmed a man was taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with leg injuries.

A police forensics van and three other police vehicles were also parked at the scene, opposite the turning to City View Road off Boundary Road.

Anybody who can provide police with any information regarding the attach should contact 101.

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