Woman is ‘dragged out of house before being found stabbed in sleepy Suffolk village’


Horrified neighbours see woman being dragged ‘kicking and screaming’ out of house before being found stabbed in sleepy Suffolk village nearly 50 miles away – as man is his 30s is arrested

  • Victim seen being pulled out of semi-detached house and into car on Monday
  • Neighbours saw her being driven away in a car in Kirby Cane, Norfolk
  • Woman found with serious stab injuries nearly 3 hours later in Nacton, Suffolk
  • A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder 

A woman was seen being dragged ‘kicking and screaming’ out of a house before being found stabbed in a sleepy Suffolk village nearly 50 miles away.

The victim – who has not been named – was spotted at around 8.40am on Monday being pulled out of a semi-detached house and into a car in Kirby Cane near Loddon, Norfolk.

The woman was found with serious stab injuries nearly three hours later in Nacton, near Ipswich, Suffolk, almost 50 miles away. She was reportedly found in a lay-by. 

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.   

A woman was seen being dragged ‘kicking and screaming’ out of a Norfolk house (police at the house, pictured) before being found stabbed in a Suffolk village nearly 50 miles away

The woman was found with serious stab injuries in a lay-by (pictured) nearly three hours later in Nacton, near Ipswich, Suffolk - almost 50 miles from the house

The woman was found with serious stab injuries in a lay-by (pictured) nearly three hours later in Nacton, near Ipswich, Suffolk – almost 50 miles from the house

Norfolk Police responded to reports that a woman ‘had been seen in distress’ just before 9am on Monday.

She was later found with serious stab injuries in Nacton, near Ipswich, Suffolk.

The woman was flown by air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, where she remains with serious injuries. Police have confirmed her condition is stable.

A man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He was initially taken to the Police Investigation Centre at Martlesham near Ipswich.

But it was revealed today that he had been moved to the Police Investigation Centre at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, where he is being quizzed by detectives.

A resident in the village – who asked not to be named – said: ‘My 18-year-old daughter was driving to school when she saw a woman being dragged out of the house by a man.

‘She was kicking and screaming as she was being pulled by her arms. She clearly didn’t want to go into the car and was put in there by force.

‘My daughter turned around to have a look and saw her sitting in the passenger seat as she was driven away.’

Norfolk Police confirmed that the woman had been seen ‘being driven away from the address’.

The victim - who has not been named - was spotted at around 8.40am on Monday as she was being pulled out of a semi-detached house and into a car. Pictured: Police outside the house

The victim – who has not been named – was spotted at around 8.40am on Monday as she was being pulled out of a semi-detached house and into a car. Pictured: Police outside the house

Other villagers said they later saw up to nine police cars as officers appeared to start a search for the woman. Forensic officers were later seen going into the house.

The property remained cordoned off with blue and white police tape on Tuesday as police stood guard outside.

Officers also closed the quiet country lane where the woman was found in Nacton – which is known as a beauty spot beside the River Orwell.

Detective Inspector Tom Smith, from Norfolk Police, said: ‘Our enquiries are continuing to establish the events leading up to the woman sustaining her injuries.

Neighbours saw her being driven away in a car which was outside the house (pictured)

Neighbours saw her being driven away in a car which was outside the house (pictured)

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Pictured: Police in Nacton, near where the woman was found

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Pictured: Police in Nacton, near where the woman was found

Sim Beckley, who lives in Nacton near where the woman was found, 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.’

Other villagers said they later saw up to nine police cars as officers appeared to start a search for the woman. Pictured: A road closed by police in Nacton

Other villagers said they later saw up to nine police cars as officers appeared to start a search for the woman. Pictured: A road closed by police in Nacton

Another local resident in Kirby Cane 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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