Man arrested for attempted murder after woman found with stab wounds

A police car parked outside a house while an officer stands on duty.

Police at a house in Yarmouth Road, Kirby Cane, after a man was arrested for attempted murder. - Credit: Reece Hanson

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was found with stab wounds.

Norfolk Police were called to the Yarmouth Road area of Kirby Cane, near Bungay, shortly after 8.40am on Monday morning, April 26, following reports a woman had been seen in distress.

The woman was then seen being driven away from the address, before Suffolk Police were called at 11.20am after a woman was found with stab wounds in the Nacton area of Ipswich.

She was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with serious injuries.

Police have closed Levington Road in Nacton, which leads onto Church Road. 

Police have closed Levington Road in Nacton, which leads onto Church Road. - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and has been taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.

Detective Inspector Tom Smith, from Norfolk Police, said: "We are at the early stages of our investigation but enquiries are ongoing to establish the events leading up to the woman sustaining her injuries.

"However, we do believe those involved are known to each other."

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Church Road in Nacton is currently closed and a police cordon is in place.

Police attend the scene of an attempted murder on Levington Road towards Nacton. A cordon remains i

Police attend the scene near Levington Road, Nacton after a woman was found with stab wounds - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A police car was parked outside a home on Yarmouth Road on Monday afternoon while an officer stands duty.

Some neighbours in Yarmouth Road reported hearing shouts, while others expressed their shock at seeing up to nine police cars attending the scene.

One nearby resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "I didn't know what was going on but when I went to the shop they were still there.

"I couldn't believe it when I found out why they're here. 

"This is such a quiet little village really."

Other neighbours said they weren't used to seeing such an emergency response, with one adding: "I've never seen one police car here, let alone nine."

John Gooch, who lives nearby, said: "All I saw was police cars there this morning.

"It wasn't really a shock because you see this sort of thing everywhere nowadays."

In Nacton, one of the neighbour's close to the scene, Sim Beckley, was "shocked" that something like this could happen in the Nacton area.

"You don't think of this in a sleepy village like this do you?" Mr Beckley said.

"I guessed it was something serious as I could see emergency services flying about. I hope the girl is alright.

"You don't expect this down here, more up Manchester and London and all that. Not down here. I'm shocked, more than anything."

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