Woman stabbed outside church

By Aynsley DavidsonA WOMAN is recovering in hospital today after she was dragged to the ground and stabbed in an unprovoked attack outside a church.Police described the assault as "shocking" and said they were hunting for a teenager in connection with the stabbing.

By Aynsley Davidson

A WOMAN is recovering in hospital today after she was dragged to the ground and stabbed in an unprovoked attack outside a church.

Police described the assault as "shocking" and said they were hunting for a teenager in connection with the stabbing.

The 22-year-old woman was walking past St Margaret's Church in Lowestoft at 6.20pm yesterday when she was violently attacked by the knifeman.


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Suffolk police said she had been heading towards St Margaret's Road when she had been dragged to the ground and stabbed in the back with a knife.

The woman, who has not been named, suffered serious injuries in the attack and she was taken to James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, where she was admitted for observations.

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Suffolk police said it was "an isolated, but shocking attack on a young female" and appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

A force spokeswoman added: "The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and the attack was unprovoked and occurred in a public area."

The attacker was described as aged in his teens, with closely-cut hair wearing what was described as a red jacket.

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

aynsley.davidson@eadt.co.uk

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