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Five men arrested after late night stabbing

Five men have been arrested, and police appealing for witnesses, following a stabbing in Lowestoft last night.

Police were called at 11.35pm yesterday, Saturday 1st May, by the ambulance service to an incident in which a man had been stabbed near to the East Coast College in St. Peter’s Street.

The victim, a 21 year old man, suffered a single stab wound and was initially taken to James Paget University Hospital before being transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he remains with life-threatening injuries.

Following the stabbing officers arrested five men, aged between 20 and 24, on suspicion of attempted murder.

They have been taken to police investigation centres in Great Yarmouth, Martlesham and Bury St Edmunds, where they currently remain while enquiries continue.

Cordons are in place in both St Peter’s Street and Yeovil Road in the town.

Police believe that the parties involved are known to each other and do not believe there is a wider threat to the public.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

However, they would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have information that could assist the investigation.

Anyone with any information about this incident or who saw anything suspicious at the time is asked to contact Lowestoft CID on 101 quoting reference 37/22320/21.

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