Norwich: Assaults 'Targeted' Say Police

17 September 2013, 14:02 | Updated: 17 September 2013, 14:16

A serious assault in Norwich city centre on Sunday night is being treating as a "targeted" attack.

It happened at about 9.50pm when the victims, two men in their early 30s, walked on St Faiths Lane when they were approached by three men in a dark coloured Ford Focus.

The Focus mounted the pavement and struck one of the men causing minor injury and officers believe this was a deliberate act.

The second victim ran onto Cathedral Street where he was attacked and stabbed three times, suffering injuries to his shoulder and buttocks.

Both men were taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment, one has since been released while the victim who suffered knife wounds remains in hospital.

Two of the three offenders are described as being in their mid 20s with one being black and one being white.

Detectives Inspector Richard Graveling, from Norwich CID, said: "While we are keeping an open mind our enquiries are being focused on the belief this was a targeted attack and not a random incident."

Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt Andy Barker at Norwich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.