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23 July 2013, 09:21
Police are telling Heart they are now treating an investigation as attempted murder after man was found collapsed in a flat.
Officers were called to a property on Exeter Road in Gorleston at 5.30pm on Monday 15 July 2013 by a member of the public concerned for the safety of someone inside and found a man collapsed inside.
The 51-year-old was taken to the James Paget Hospital and then transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where he remains in a critical condition.
The flat on Exeter Road has been sealed off as officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team carry out inquiries to establish what happened.
Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Andy Guy said: “It has taken some time to establish that the injuries the victim experienced were as the result of a physical attack rather than of an accidental nature. An extensive forensic examination of the flat is underway, as are house to house enquiries and a number of witness enquiries. Family Liaison Officers are supporting the family.
“The incident is being investigated as attempted murder and I would ask that anyone with information about this assault, which took place on Friday 12 or Saturday 13 July, contacts the Major Investigation Team on 101.”