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Teenager remains critical as police reveal second arrest made over South Lynn assault

A teenager who suffered head injuries following an incident in South Lynn during the early hours of yesterday remains critically ill in hospital.

Police have also announced that a second person has been arrested in connection with the incident in Saddlebow Road.

And they have appealed for anyone who may have seen what happened to come forward.

A police cordon was in place around the scene of yesterday's incident
A police cordon was in place around the scene of yesterday's incident

Officers were called to the area at around 3.30am on Sunday following reports that several people were fighting in the street.

A 17-year-old youth, who was found unconscious at the scene, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with what police have described as "life-threatening" head injuries.

A 31-year-old man, who was arrested nearby on suspicion of assault, remains in custody this lunchtime.

And officers have now revealed that a 30-year-old woman was arrested yesterday in connection with the incident. She also remains in custody.

Detective Inspector Lewis Craske, of the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said today: "We are in the early stages of our investigation and working to establish the sequence of events leading up to this incident.

"We’re really keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard the incident around 3.30am yesterday on Saddlebow Road or anyone who lives in the area and has private CCTV.”

Anyone who saw what happened, or who may have information, is asked to contact police via the non-emergency 101 number, quoting incident number 56 of July 7.

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