Update: Second man arrested following assault of women in Lowestoft
A SECOND man has been arrested in connection with an incident in Lowestoft which left one woman fighting for her life and another badly injured.
Police were called at 2.40am yesterday morning by a member of the public, who heard shouting coming from the property in Cambridge Road, Lowestoft.
Officers immediately attended and found the two women – a 28-year-old and a 47-year-old – with head injuries.
Police initially reported that two people forced their way into the home and assaulted the women before stealing cash, jewellery and a handbag from the house.
Police investigating the incident executed warrants at two addresses in Lowestoft this afternoon and a 30-year-old man was detained, on suspicion of attempted murder, close to one of the properties.
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He has been taken into custody where he will be interviewed by detectives.
A 36-year-old was arrested yesterday afternoon on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and he is still in custody at Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre where he is also being questioned in connection with the incident.
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Both of the arrested men are from Lowestoft.
Both women were taken to the James Paget hospital at Gorleston, but the 47-year-old was transferred to Addenbrookes hospital with what were described as life-threatening injuries, including a fractured skull. She remains in Addenbrookes, where she is described as being in a critical but stable condition.
The 28-year-old received treatment for a gash to her head and a broken arm at the James Paget and has now been discharged.
A cordon remains in place at the address in Cambridge Road as police continue with their enquiries.
Police are currently working on the basis that this was not a random attack.
Officers are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area in the early hours, or anyone with information about those responsible, to contact Lowestoft CID on 101.