Norwich: Mother and two girls in hospital after serious assault at home

A 23-year-old woman and her two daughters, aged three and six, are in hospital after suffering “knife wounds”.

The woman and the three-year-old girl are both in a “critical but stable” condition at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital following the incident in Mill Close, Norwich, while the six-year-old girl is “stable”.

Police have arrested a 28-year-old man in South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, and are questioning him in connection with the incident, which happened yesterday lunchtime.

Detectives said the victims and the arrested man were “known to each other” and it is being treated as an isolated incident.

Police and scenes of crime officers were at a flat in Mill Close near Norwich city centre.

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Neighbour Gillian Dean, 66, said: “I heard screaming and banging and noise. I didn’t really take too much notice. There’s often noise.

“Then I saw the police car and saw something was up and saw the ambulances. They took them away in three ambulances. It looked pretty bad.”

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Miss Dean added of the woman: “She is very quiet. She’s a single mum. She’s a good mother to the children. The girls are normal kids - nice kids. They scream about and what not.”

Police are appealing for anyone who sees a knife in or around South Beach Parade to leave the knife where it is but call police immediately.

Witnesses are also asked to get in touch with detectives by calling 0845 4564567.

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