Man stabbed in park attack

By David LennardA POLICE investigation was under way last night after a man was stabbed in a town park.The 20-year-old man was assaulted and then stabbed in the thigh after being attacked by two assailants as he walked in Normanston Park, Lowestoft, at about 9.

By David Lennard

A POLICE investigation was under way last night after a man was stabbed in a town park.

The 20-year-old man was assaulted and then stabbed in the thigh after being attacked by two assailants as he walked in Normanston Park, Lowestoft, at about 9.45pm on Sunday.

He was walking from the North Quay end of the park through to Normanston Drive when, as he approached the brick building close to the tennis courts, he saw two men standing and talking to one another.

The man continued walking, but as he approached the men one stood in his way and the other attacked him. He managed to fight off his attacker and both men fled towards Lakeland Drive.

After the assault the victim managed to make it back to the road running alongside the park and flag down a passing motorist.

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Police and ambulance were called to the scene and the man was taken to the James Paget Hospital, Gorleston, where he was treated for a stab wound to the thigh.

Police cordoned off the area where the stabbing took place and a detailed search of the area was carried out yesterday.

One attacker was described as about 6ft 1in tall and wearing a dark hooded top and baggy jeans, while his accomplice was described as about 5ft 11in tall and wearing a dark hooded top and blue trousers.

Detectives said they would like to hear from anyone who as in the park, or in the immediate area, between 9pm and 10pm on Sunday.

Anyone with information should contact Lowestoft police on 01986 835100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

david.lennard@eadt.co.uk

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