May 19 2013 Latest news:
Friday, November 2, 2012
A 32-year-old Norwich man suffered a serious cut to his ear after he intervened in an altercation, and is currently in hospital awaiting surgery.
Detectives have launched an investigation after the man was seriously assaulted in Norwich in the early hours today.
The incident happened between 3am and 3.30am as the man walked near the Larkman Lane/Dereham Road junction, near Aldi.
Police said the victim intervened in an altercation between two other men, one of whom was believed to be a teenager. He was then attacked by the older man, who was of mixed race.
The man was punched and kicked to the floor and suffered a serious cut to his ear, a superficial cut to the neck, bruising and minor burns and is receiving treatment at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Officers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Detective Sergeant Tom Smith, from Norwich CID, said: “We are treating this as an isolated incident and are following several lines of enquiry, including whether the victim was known to his attackers.
“The victim remains in hospital in a stable condition and will undergo surgery later today for the injury to his ear.
“I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning those involved to contact police immediately.”
Witnesses should contact Norwich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.