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Police hunting man after armed officers called to stabbing in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 21:10 26 January 2018 | UPDATED: 22:13 26 January 2018

Police at the scene of an incident on Gertrude Road in Norwich. Picture Dan Grimmer.

Police at the scene of an incident on Gertrude Road in Norwich. Picture Dan Grimmer.

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Police are hunting for a man after armed police were called to a stabbing in a Norwich street.

Police forensics van at the scene of an incident on Gertrude Road. Picture Dan Grimmer.Police forensics van at the scene of an incident on Gertrude Road. Picture Dan Grimmer.

A man in his 20s has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after reportedly being stabbed in the back at an address in Gertrude Road, in the north of the city.

And police are looking for the suspect believed to be behind the attack.

A Norfolk Constabulary spokesperson said: “Police were called to an address on Gertrude Road in Norwich shortly before 5pm today, following reports a man had been stabbed in the back.

“The victim, a man in his 20s, has been taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment with what are described as serious injuries.

Police at the scene of an incident on Gertrude Road in Norwich. Picture Dan Grimmer. Police at the scene of an incident on Gertrude Road in Norwich. Picture Dan Grimmer.

“Officers are carrying out enquiries to identify a man believed to be involved in the attack and the investigation is ongoing.”

Gertrude Road has been partially shut since the incident. Blue and white police tape prevents vehicles from getting any further than the junction with Violet Road on the Sprowston Road side of the street.

One man who lives in the area said: “The police have been here since about 5pm. I saw them with their guns looking around in the gutters with lights, but I don’t know what’s happened.”

Another said: “I was walking the dog and saw there were police cars and then there were four, five, six of them up here.”

Violet Road in Norwich looking towards Gertrude Road where there is a police incident. Picture Dan Grimmer.Violet Road in Norwich looking towards Gertrude Road where there is a police incident. Picture Dan Grimmer.

At one point, there were at least five police cars in the street, but a number of those left at about 7.30pm.

Police crime scene investigators turned up in a forensics van shortly afterwards.

Police were allowing people who live in the street to go past the blue tape, although they were being urged to stick to one side of the street.

Anyone with information should call Norfolk police on 101.

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