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Norwich churchyard cordoned off after woman ‘slashed’ across neck

PUBLISHED: 16:46 10 October 2018 | UPDATED: 07:10 11 October 2018

The incident on King Street in Norwich. Photo: Lauren Cope

The incident on King Street in Norwich. Photo: Lauren Cope

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A graveyard in Norwich city centre was cordoned off after a woman was seriously assaulted.

Multiple police cars and ambulances were called to King Street just after 11am on Wednesday morning to reports a woman had been seriously assaulted.

Officers found she had been slashed across the neck, and was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment.

A man and woman have been detained by officers in connection with the incident and will be questioned in due course.

The path off to St Peter Parmentergate church was cordoned off by police, with an officer stationed outside, and will remain so while investigations continue.

The incident on King Street in Norwich. Photo: Lauren CopeThe incident on King Street in Norwich. Photo: Lauren Cope

But police said it is understood that the victim and suspects are known to each other and there is no wider threat to the public.

The ambulance service said they sent an ambulance, an ambulance officer and the air ambulance, and took the woman to hospital via land ambulance, but could not confirm her condition.

MORE: ‘He man said he was going to kill me’ - residents of Norwich street share concerns after serious attack

The incident on King Street in Norwich. Photo: Lauren CopeThe incident on King Street in Norwich. Photo: Lauren Cope

One person on the street said they saw crews attending to a young woman.

Speaking anonymously, they said: “It happens all the time. It’s becoming one thing after another here.”

People living in the area say there is often anti-social behaviour and evidence of drugs use, and there have been efforts to tackle street drinking.

In June, David Hastings was rushed to hospital with multiple stab wounds after being attacked near the nearby Rose Lane car park. He died of his injuries later that day.

• Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed Wednesday’s incident, and advised anyone with information to contact Norfolk police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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