No action after knife incident

Two people arrested after a teenager suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a car while fleeing two knifemen were yesterday told police will take no further action against them.

Two people arrested after a teenager suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a car while fleeing two knifemen were yesterday told police will take no further action against them.

Shane Wilson, 18, almost lost a leg following the incident in Dereham Road, Norwich, in April this year. It later emerged he had intervened in a confrontation between two groups moments before the knife-wielding youths turned on him.

Mr Wilson, of Motum Road, Norwich, spent four days in a coma at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital but has since recovered enough to return home.

Two people were arrested almost a month after the attack and have remained on police bail ever since.

But Det Con Carly Belcher said: "The two individuals who were arrested in connection with this matter have now been informed that no further action is being taken against them at this time and their bail has been cancelled."

He appealed for anyone with information to contact police.

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The incident happened close to the BP petrol station and the old Oval Pub near Dereham Road's junction with Norwich Road in Costessey.

The offenders made off on foot towards the Clover Hill area of Bowthorpe.

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