Second man charged after two people stabbed near Dereham car park

Police on the scene at Jollyes pet food superstore in Dereham.

Police on the scene at Jollyes pet food superstore in Dereham. - Credit: Archant

Police officers investigating two serious assaults in Dereham have charged a 59-year-old man.

Matthew Xavier of The Maltings in Dereham has been charged with two counts of GBH with intent and will appear at Norwich Magistrates Court on Friday morning.

The charge relates to two serious assaults which happened at approximately 6am on Saturday September 17 in an alleyway near to the Jollyes food superstore car park in the town.

The victims were treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital for further treatment. Both were released later the same day.

On Wednesday Ashley Lloyd, of no fixed abode, appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court charged with conspiring to cause grievous bodily harm in connection with the same incident.

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Norwich Crown Court on October 19.

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