International poet George Szirtes speaks out about ‘violence on the corner’ in Wymondham
A leading international poet has spoken about violence which broke out in a small Norfolk market town.
George Szirtes, a former winner of the TS Eliot prize for poetry and a Man Booker International winner, took to Twitter to talk about an incident where a man was found bleeding and lying in the road after the attack in the centre of Wymondham.
Police were called at approximately 12.20am on Sunday, July 16 to reports of an assault believed to have occurred on the corner of Damgate Street and Market Street, in the centre of Wymondham.
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When they arrived, they found two men lying in the road - one of whom was bleeding and believed to be unconscious.
Hungarian-born Mr Szirtes said: 'Violence on the corner. Our corner. Never heard a thing but there it is. Two kids arrested...'
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Two ambulance crews and an ambulance officer also attended and treated the two men for head injuries, before taking them to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further treatment.
Two people from the South Norfolk area, one aged 17 and one aged 16, were later arrested in connection with the incident. They have been released, pending further investigation.
Anyone with information should contact Norfolk Police on 101, quoting reference number 36/52079/17. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A couple of days later a man in his 20s, who is from the local area, was involved in an altercation inside the nearby Morrisons store in Postmill Avenue, Wymondham on Monday evening.
He remains in a critical condition in hospital.