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Woman describes rush to save man’s life after murder investigation launched

PUBLISHED: 13:14 03 October 2020 | UPDATED: 15:37 03 October 2020

Police on the scene of a suspected murder on Bacton Road in North Walsham last night. Photo: Submitted

Police on the scene of a suspected murder on Bacton Road in North Walsham last night. Photo: Submitted

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A woman has described the moment emergency services rushed to save a man who had been stabbed in the neck.

A murder investigation has been launched in North Walsham after reports that a man was stabbed in the neck on Antingham Drive near Bacton Road. Photo: Casey Cooper-FiskeA murder investigation has been launched in North Walsham after reports that a man was stabbed in the neck on Antingham Drive near Bacton Road. Photo: Casey Cooper-Fiske

Police have launched a murder investigation after they were called to Antingham Drive in North Walsham just before 11.30pm on Friday, October 2.

Officers arrived on scene to find a man had been stabbed after a disturbance. He received treatment but died at the scene.

Two men were arrested at the scene. A man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of murder while a second man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of assault.

A woman who lives nearby said she saw three ambulances and six police cars arrive on scene, and saw paramedics attempt to resuscitate a man.

A murder investigation has been launched in North Walsham after reports that a man was stabbed in the neck on Antingham Drive near Bacton Road. Photo: Casey Cooper-FiskeA murder investigation has been launched in North Walsham after reports that a man was stabbed in the neck on Antingham Drive near Bacton Road. Photo: Casey Cooper-Fiske

She saw another man getting into a police car and overheard conversations about someone having a baseball bat.

Some officers were said to be wearing white forensic overalls.

She said: “I heard men’s voices and I didn’t hear what they said, I just heard voices shouting, we get a lot of it around here and then within about 15 minutes I heard the ambulance slamming its doors. It was the ambulance service who called the police.

“I don’t know if those men’s voices were them fighting or trying to save his life, it could have been either.”

A murder investigation has been launched in North Walsham after reports that a man was stabbed in the neck on Antingham Drive near Bacton Road. Photo: Casey Cooper-FiskeA murder investigation has been launched in North Walsham after reports that a man was stabbed in the neck on Antingham Drive near Bacton Road. Photo: Casey Cooper-Fiske

She said she had reported groups of people gathering around the cemetery gates and concerns over drug use to police on a number of recent occasions and that, as a result, the area was now being patrolled at night.

She last saw groups gathering in the area last Sunday night at around 11.30pm.

A murder investigation has been launched in North Walsham after reports that a man was stabbed in the neck on Antingham Drive near Bacton Road. Photo: Casey Cooper-FiskeA murder investigation has been launched in North Walsham after reports that a man was stabbed in the neck on Antingham Drive near Bacton Road. Photo: Casey Cooper-Fiske

Matthew Constantinou has appeared in court charged with murdering Thomas Moore in North Walsham. Photo: Casey Cooper-FiskeMatthew Constantinou has appeared in court charged with murdering Thomas Moore in North Walsham. Photo: Casey Cooper-Fiske

Fire crews have now arrived at the scene of a murder investigation on Bacton Road in North Walsham. Photo: SubmittedFire crews have now arrived at the scene of a murder investigation on Bacton Road in North Walsham. Photo: Submitted


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