Teens released on bail after 13-year-old is stabbed in attempted robbery

Police are investigating an attempted robbery near Dereham Road in Norwich during which a teenager w

Police are investigating an attempted robbery near Dereham Road in Norwich during which a teenager was stabbed. Photo: Ruth Lawes - Credit: Archant

Two teenagers arrested in connection with an attempted robbery in Norwich in which a 13-year-old was stabbed have been released on bail.

Police are investigating an attempted robbery near Dereham Road in Norwich in which a teenager was s

Police are investigating an attempted robbery near Dereham Road in Norwich in which a teenager was stabbed. Photo: Ruth Lawes - Credit: Archant

Police are continuing to investigate the incident which happened in an alleyway near Aldi in Larkman Lane at about 5.40pm on Wednesday.

A 13-year-old boy suffered a stab wound to the back after suspects demanded money off him.

He was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment and was discharged later that night.

MORE: 'He thought he was going to die' - teenager, believed to be just 13, stabbed in back in attempted robbery

Nothing was stolen and the people involved are thought to be known to one another.

Police arrested two teenage boys, aged 14 and 16, on suspicion of attempted robbery and assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.


You may also want to watch:


Both were questioned at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre and have since been released on bail until December 8 while enquiries continue.

Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has information concerning those involved. Witnesses should contact Norwich CID on 101 quoting incident number 324 of November 13 2019.

Most Read

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter