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Murder inquiry launched after man stabbed in neck in market town

Written by on 3 October 2020

A murder inquiry has been launched after a man was stabbed in the neck in a historic Norfolk market town.

The victim, who was attacked during “a disturbance”, was treated by paramedics on Bacton Road in North Walsham on Friday night.

Despite their efforts, he died at the scene shortly after police arrived just before 11.30pm.

Two men were arrested at the scene – a man in his 40s on suspicion of murder, and a man in his 30s on suspicion of assault.

They were taken to police stations in Aylsham and Wymondham where they are being questioned.

Police have cordoned off a house in Antingham Drive, a cul de sac just off Bacton Road, while investigations are carried out.

A white tent was set up on Bacton Road near the entrance to North Walsham New Cemetery, which backs onto the cul de sac, local newspaper North Norfolk News reported.

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Norfolk Police said detectives will be carrying out a number of enquiries in the area today, and urged anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have seen or heard anything to contact the force.

Anybody with information can contact Norfolk Police on 101 quoting incident number 477 of 2 October, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.