Woman fighting for life after being found with stab wounds in Suffolk village as man is arrested

A WOMAN is fighting for life after being found with stab wounds in a Suffolk village.

She was discovered seriously injured at around 11.20am today in Nacton, near Ipswich, Suffolk.

Police said the victim had earlier been driven nearly 50 miles from a house in the area of Yarmouth Road in Kirby Kane near Loddon, Norfolk.

She was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge after being found on Levington Road with serious injuries after the horror knifing.

A man in his 30s, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and has been taken to the Police Investigation Centre at Martlesham near Ipswich.

Norfolk Police said officers were called just after 8.40am to reports that “a woman had been seen in distress in the Yarmouth Road area of Kirby Cane”.

'WOMAN IN DISTRESS'

A police statement added: “The woman was then seen being driven away from the address.”

Detective Inspector Tom Smith, from Norfolk Police, said: "We are at the early stages of our investigation but enquiries are ongoing to establish the events leading up to the woman sustaining her injuries.

"However, we do believe those involved are known to each other.”

Police today cordoned off Levington Road in Nacton as forensic officers worked at the scene where the woman was found.

Sim Beckley, a local resident, told the Ipswich Star he was "shocked" by the brutal killing,

'SHOCKED'

Mr Beckley said: "You don't think of this in a sleepy village like this do you?"

"I guessed it was something serious as I could see emergency services flying about. I hope the girl is alright.

"You don't expect this down here, more up Manchester and London and all that. Not down here. I'm shocked, more than anything."

The village is known as a beauty spot beside the River Orwell.

Villagers in Kirby Kane reported hearing shouts before up to nine police cars attended the scene.

One local resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "I didn't know what was going on, but when I went to the shop they were still there.

“I couldn't believe it when I found out why they're here. This is such a quiet little village really."

Another villager added: "I've never seen one police car here, let alone nine."

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