December 10 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 30, 2013
Two men arrested in connection with a stabbing in Cathedral Street in Norwich have been released on bail.
A 21-year-old man from Ilford in Essex and a 22-year-old man from Barking in London were questioned by detectives in Norfolk last week.
Both men were arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service before being brought to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.
The men were arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm in connection with an incident which happened on Sunday, September 15.
The pair have been released on bail until October 23, while enquiries continue.
It follows an incident which happened in St Faiths Lane in Norwich when the victims, aged in their 30s, were approached by three men in a dark coloured Ford Focus.
At about 9.50pm, the Focus mounted the pavement and struck one of the men causing minor injury.
The second victim ran onto Cathedral Street (pictured) where he was attacked and stabbed three times, suffering injuries to his shoulder and buttocks.
Both men, who were in their early 30s, received treatment at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, but have since been released.
Police, keen to reassure the public, said they believed it was not a random attack. They said they suspected the victims had been specifically targeted.
Detective Inspector Richard Graveling, from Norwich CID, said at the time: “The level of violence used in this attack is serious but fortunately extremely rare in Norwich.”
Police are still keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning it.
Anyone with information should contact Det Con Craig Brooke at Norwich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.