Lowestoft – Man charged and four other men bailed following stabbing
A man has been charged and four other men have been released on bail following a stabbing in Lowestoft.
Police were called by the Ambulance Service at 11.35pm on Saturday 1 May to an incident in which a man had been stabbed near to the East Coast College in St Peter’s Street.
The victim, a 21-year-old man, suffered a single stab wound and was initially taken to James Paget University Hospital, before being taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he remains in critical but stable condition. His injuries were initially deemed to be life-threatening.
Scenes were put in place in both St Peter’s Street and Yeovil Road to allow for an investigation to take place but they have since been stood down.
Following the incident, officers arrested five men and they were taken to police investigation centres in Great Yarmouth, Martlesham and Bury St Edmunds, where they were questioned.
Four men, aged 20, 24, 23 and 20, have all subsequently been released on bail and are all are due to return to police on Thursday 27 May and Friday 28 May.
A fifth man, Ryan Page, 22, of no fixed address, has been charged with the following offences: two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm; and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, namely a knife.
He was remanded in custody to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today, Monday 3 May.
Previous release | 2 May 2021
Police are appealing for witnesses following a stabbing in Lowestoft last night, Saturday 1 May.
Police were called at 11.35pm by the East Anglian Ambulance Service to an incident in which a man had been stabbed near to the East Coast College in St. Peter’s Street.
The victim, a 21-year-old man, suffered a single stab wound and was initially taken to James Paget University Hospital, before being taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he remains. His injuries are considered life-threatening.
Following the stabbing, officers arrested five men on suspicion of attempted murder.
The men are aged between 20 and 24. They have been taken to police investigation centres in Great Yarmouth, Martlesham and Bury St Edmunds, where they currently remain while enquiries continue.
Cordons are in place in both St Peter’s Street and Yeovil Road in the town.
Police believe that the parties involved are known to each other and do not believe there is a wider threat to the public.
Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.
However, they would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have information that could assist the investigation.
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, via:
Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Phone – Call 101
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.