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Teenage boy rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after being attacked with iron bar

PUBLISHED: 08:18 08 December 2017 | UPDATED: 08:45 08 December 2017

Sir Edward Stracey Road, in Rackheath, where the attack happened. Picture: Dan Grimmer

Sir Edward Stracey Road, in Rackheath, where the attack happened. Picture: Dan Grimmer

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A teenage boy has suffered serious head injuries after being attacked with an iron bar in a Norfolk village.

Back Lane in Rackheath, where a police seal was in place. Picture: Dan Grimmer Back Lane in Rackheath, where a police seal was in place. Picture: Dan Grimmer

Police were called to Sir Edward Stracey Road in Rackheath on Wednesday night (December 6) following reports of an assault.

The victim was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with serious head injuries and remains in care.

Sir Edward Stracey Road in Rackheath, where the attack is believed to have happened. Picture: Dan Grimmer Sir Edward Stracey Road in Rackheath, where the attack is believed to have happened. Picture: Dan Grimmer

It is understood that he was struck with an iron bar.

Officers have since arrested a teenager in connection with the incident. He has been taken to Aylsham Police Investigation Centre to be questioned.

Police were called to Sir Edward Stracey Road in Rackheath on Wednesday night (December 6) following reports that a teenager had been attacked. Photo: Google Police were called to Sir Edward Stracey Road in Rackheath on Wednesday night (December 6) following reports that a teenager had been attacked. Photo: Google

Police said the attack took place shortly before midnight.

A seal was put in place at an address in Back Lane in Rackheath, but had been lifted by Friday morning.

Neighbours have spoken of their shock after the attack.

One woman said: “We are keeping our fingers crossed for him. He’s ever such a nice young man.

“We know he’s been taken to Addenbrooke’s with a blood clot.

“We didn’t hear anything on the night.

“It was only when we woke up the next morning that we saw all the police cars here.”

Police are keen to hear from witnesses or anyone who may have information relating to the incident. They should contact Norwich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

• Did you see what happened? Email luke.powell@archant.co.uk or call 01603 772684

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