Victim in Norwich stabbing is arrested
PUBLISHED: 14:01 29 January 2018 | UPDATED: 08:45 30 January 2018
The victim who was reportedly stabbed in the back in an attack which saw armed police sent to a Norwich street has been arrested.
Armed police were called to Gertrude Road, in the north of the city, after reports that a man in his 20s had been stabbed.
That man was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital following the attack, which happened at just before 5pm on Friday.
Police said he had suffered “serious injuries”, but that he was in a stable condition.
And they today said that the man had been arrested on suspicion of assault and of being involved with the supply of class A drugs.
Police also revealed that the suspect they arrested in connection with the stabbing - a man in his 30s - is himself in hospital.
That man is at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where has been treated for a head injury.
While he waits for an operation, police have de-arrested him, although officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances.
Gertrude Road was partially shut following the stabbing.
Blue and white police tape prevented 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 after the incident: “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.”
At one point, there were at least five police cars in the street, with one of them blocking off traffic close to the Co-op store.
But that vehicle, and a number of other police cars left at about 7.30pm on Friday night.
Police crime scene investigators arrived in a forensics van shortly afterwards.
Police were allowing people who live in the street to go past the blue tape.
But police officers were urging them to stick to one side of the road, away from the address where the stabbing happened.
Anyone who saw the incident, or has information in connection with it, should contact Norfolk police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.