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Lowestoft stabbing sees 5 men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder




A man is fighting for his life after he was stabbed in a midnight attack in Lowestoft.

Five men are today being questioned by Suffolk Police on suspicion of attempted murder after a 21-year-old man was stabbed near East Coast College in the town's St Peter’s Street last night.

The victim suffered a single stab wound, police said, and was initially taken to James Paget University Hospital, before having been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, where he remains.

St Peter's Street in Lowestoft is closed at the junction with Yeovil Road, Suffolk Police have said. Picture: Google Maps
St Peter's Street in Lowestoft is closed at the junction with Yeovil Road, Suffolk Police have said. Picture: Google Maps

His injuries are considered life-threatening, police have said.

Five men, aged between 20 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder shortly after and taken to police stations in Great Yarmouth and Bury St Edmunds, where they currently remain.

Cordons are still in place at both St Peter’s Street and Yeovil Road in the town while detectives continue to work at the scene.

But, they said, officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and it was believed they knew each other.

A spokesman urged those with information about the stabbing to come forward.

“Anyone with any information about this incident or who saw anything suspicious at the time is asked to contact Lowestoft CID quoting reference 37/22320/21."

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