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Murder probe launched after man fatally stabbed in Lowestoft on Saturday night

PUBLISHED: 06:25 08 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:00 08 July 2018

Parts of Underwood Close and Bentley Drive were closed as part of a murder investigation. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Parts of Underwood Close and Bentley Drive were closed as part of a murder investigation. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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A 23yearold has been arrested following the death of a man in Lowestoft on Saturday last night.

Police were called to Underwood Close in the town at 11.14pm after reports a man had suffered serious injuries.

The victim, a 28-year-old man, was treated by emergency services at the scene for stab wounds before being transferred to the James Paget Hospital, where he later died.

A man from Lowestoft was arrested in the town on suspicion of murder. He was taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

The area has been cordoned off by police while investigations are carried out, and parts of Underwood Close and Bentley Drive are currently closed.

Detectives investigating the incident believe it was a targeted attack. The victim’s next of kin have been informed.

DCI Mike Brown said: “While an arrest has been made, we are continuing to make a number of enquiries, and this remains a live and active investigation.

“I would urge anyone who has any information which may be of help to call us.”

Members of the public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area during the day as enquiries into the circumstances of the man’s death continue.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or may have been in the area at the time, in particular those with dash cam footage or information.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the Norfolk and Suffolk major investigations team on 101, quoting Operation Ardwick, or investigation reference 37/37772/18.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, 100% anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.


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