Man in court after stabbing
A MAN is due to appear in court today in relation to a stabbing on a Suffolk housing estate. Nathan Reay was arrested and charged with causing grievous bodily harm following the incident in Raleigh Road, Sudbury, on Friday night.
A MAN is due to appear in court today in relation to a stabbing on a Suffolk housing estate.
Nathan Reay was arrested and charged with causing grievous bodily harm following the incident in Raleigh Road, Sudbury, on Friday night.
A 31-year-old, from the Sudbury area, was taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds suffering from blood loss as a result of the incident, which happened at around 8pm. He is in a stable condition.
It took place just hours before a similar – but unconnected – incident in Wellum Close, Haverhill, during which a 22-year-old man was stabbed twice in the head.
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The victim, from Haverhill, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he was treated for his injuries, but later released.
Last night Sudbury councillor Albert Pearce said it was “appalling” that two people had been stabbed in such a short space of time.
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“Suffolk is supposed to have one of the lowest crime rates in the country, but it is terrifying these things happen,” he said.
“People used to have respect for each other and although you hear about this sort of thing happening in major cities, you do not expect it to spill on to your own doorstep – especially in quiet market towns like Sudbury and Haverhill.
“I just hope these incidents were one-offs because it makes you worry.”
Police were called to Raleigh Road after receiving a call from a member of the public. Reay, 33-years-old from Lexdon Road in Colchester, is expected to appear before magistrates in Bury today.
Another man – a 34-year-old from Colchester – was also arrested in relation to the incident but was later released on bail.
Suffolk police last night confirmed a 22-year-old had been arrested following the stabbing in Haverhill. He has been ordered to report to the town's police station next month.