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'What sort of man brandishes a knife at a 14-year-old girl?', West Norfolk mother says after village incident

Norfolk Police are investigating an incident in which two teenagers were threatened with a knife in a West Norfolk village yesterday evening.

Police were called to Skippers Meadow in Narborough around 6.30pm after a man approached the teenagers with a weapon.

A 47-year-old Narborough mother said her 14-year-old daughter was walking with a 15-year-old boy towards the community centre when the incident occurred.

Norfolk Police were called to Narborough around 6.30pm yesterday (Thursday, November 14)
Norfolk Police were called to Narborough around 6.30pm yesterday (Thursday, November 14)

She said: "It appears the boy with the knife may have had an altercation earlier, gone home to get the knife and came back.

"What sort of man brandishes a knife at a 14-year-old girl?"

The suspect was reportedly searching for another person and demanded to know where they were when he had the knife in his hand.

No-one was hurt in the incident, but the daughter, who attends Nicholas Hamond Academy, was left distressed.

The mother added: "She is 14 and she just froze. Her friend shouted her name and they ran straight to the grandparent's house and called the police.

"She is really shook up and got up in the middle of the night to sleep with us because she was worried. Every time she heard a noise it made her jump.

"Maybe it will do her good to get it all out of her system.

"You do not think you would be affected by things like that here in Narborough."

Having attended school this morning, she had to leave early as she was still shaken up by the incident.

The mother described the suspect as wearing a black unzipped jacket with a grey hoodie underneath.

She also said he was roughly in his late 20s and about 5ft 10ins tall. He is also believed to have dark coloured hair.

A spokeswoman for Norfolk Police said they are in the early stages of the enquiry into the incident.

The mother believes the incident may have been drug-related as she said there has been a rise in drug use in the area recently.

She added: "The more people know about it, the more likely a man comes out. It's about making people more aware that this sort of thing can happen in villages as well.

"By the time she got back home last night, we just had a quiet night in. She did not contact any of her friends. I don't think anyone else knew about it this morning."

Anyone with any information should contact the police on 101.

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