Teen and Man Charged After Four Injured

A man and a 17-year-old boy have been charged after four people were taken to hospital with stab wounds.

Police have charged a 43-year-old-man and a 17-year-old boy after two incidents in Lowestoft on Wednesday evening, in which four males sustained injuries that required hospital treatment.

Officers were initially called around 6.45pm to Kirkley Fen on Southwell Road, to reports a man had been assaulted. The 52-year-old man had sustained a cut to his head and was taken to the James Paget hospital - he has now been discharged. Enquiries got underway into this incident.

Then around 9.25pm police received a call to an address in Grosvenor Road to reports that two males had been stabbed.

When officers arrived they found two men with visible injuries – a 21-year-old who had sustained stab wounds to both legs and a 19-year-old who had cuts to his leg, arm and shoulder. A 14-year-old boy was then found in Cleveland Road with a stab wound to his arm.

All three were taken to the James Paget hospital where they received stitches for their wounds. They have all now been discharged.

43-year-old Tony Cousins from London Road South in Lowestoft and a teenager, who can't be named because of his age, from Lowestoft, were both charged in the early hours and have been held in custody overnight pending an appearance at Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court this morning, Friday 26 August.

Anyone with information about either of the incidents is asked to call Lowestoft CID on 01986 835300.