Police hold street surgery at Norwich market after murder in city car park and shooting of teenager

Police searching the park off Adelaide Street, Norwich, after a 19-year-old was shot. 

Police searching the park off Adelaide Street, Norwich, after a 19-year-old was shot. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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Police will be holding a street surgery, where people will be able to talk to officers about their concerns after recent crimes in the city, at Norwich market today.

Police organised a string of community drop-in events following the shooting of a teenager in a park off Adelaide Street and the killing of David Hastings in Norwich’s Rose Lane car park.

Street surgeries have been taking place all week, including in West End Street, Distillery Square and the M&S Food Hall in the city centre.

Today they will be at Norwich Market from 8am until 3pm.

The events were organised by police after two unrelated crimes which shocked people in the city.

David Hastings, 48, of Long Row, died after he was stabbed in the chest, neck and abdomen at Rose Lane car park at just after midnight on Saturday, June 23.

Rolands Heinbergs, 22, of no fixed address has been charged with his murder.

On Wednesday, June 27, a 19-year-old man from London, was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to his back after he was found in a park in Adelaide Street.

Three people have been arrested in connection with that incident.

Anyone with any information about the incident in Adelaide Street on Wednesday, June 27, in which a 19-year-old from London was shot, should contact Norwich CID on 101 quoting CAD reference 23 of 27-06-18.

Alternatively, people can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100pc anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.

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