Police called to cathedral grounds

Police were called to The Close next to Norwich Cathedral on Sunday evening 

Police were called to The Close next to Norwich Cathedral on Sunday - Credit: David Cross

Police and an ambulance descended on a quiet city centre space after reports of concerns for the safety of a woman.

An ambulance was sent to The Close just before 6pm on Sunday to transport a woman to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment after being on scene for 45 minutes.

Three police cars were also sent to the historic grounds of the cathedral.

A police car in The Close on the Sunday of the Jubilee weekend 

A police car in The Close on the Sunday of the Jubilee weekend - Credit: David Cross

Police had earlier been called to Barrack Street around 5.30pm in connection with this incident after a man telephoned with concerns for the safety of the woman. 

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called on Sunday at 5.53pm with reports of concerns for the safety of a woman in The Close in Norwich.

A police car entering the cathedral Close on Sunday afternoon 

A police car entering the cathedral Close on Sunday afternoon - Credit: David Cross

"An ambulance was sent to the scene and transported the patient to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment.”  

A police car in The Close on Sunday afternoon after reports of concern for the safety of a woman 

A police car in The Close on Sunday afternoon after reports of concern for the safety of a woman - Credit: David Cross

An eyewitness saw flashing police cars heading into the cathedral grounds at 5.45pm.