Norwich has seen five stabbings in the last two weeks with the last incident involving a man who was stabbed answering his front door. It is the latest example of how violent crime is now surging throughout Britain.
On Wednesday night, police were called to reports of a stabbing where they found a man in his 40s with stab wounds. It is thought he opened the door to a man who attacked him.
He was taken to hospital and a man in his 20s, from the London area, was arrested.
A 73-year-old woman who has lived locally for decades said: “It’s awful, you don’t feel safe around here. There more people coming in and out, you don’t know who is supposed to be here.”
This is the latest incident of many in the last few weeks.
On November 8th, two women were stabbed outside an address in Riverside Road.
Then on November 14th, two men were stabbed near Norwich railway station.
Superintendent Terry Lordan, District Commander for Norwich, said: “We will have additional patrols in the area over the coming days to offer reassurance and I would encourage anyone with concerns to speak to local officers or contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team.”
This is very concerning and a reminder that violent crime will not just be a London problem if we don’t get tough on knife violence now.