Arrests after Lowestoft robbery leaves woman in intensive care

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Media captionPolice said they were working on the basis that it was not a random attack

A 47-year-old woman has been left with life-threatening injuries after a robbery in her home in Suffolk.

Police were called to Cambridge Road, Lowestoft, early on Monday morning.

They discovered the woman with serious injuries, including a fractured skull. Another woman, 28, was also found hurt.

A 30-year-old man from Lowestoft has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. A 36-year-old man, also from Lowestoft, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery on Monday.

Police received a call after a member of the public heard shouting coming from the property.

Both women were taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston.

Intensive care

The 28-year-old woman, who had suffered head injuries and a broken arm, was discharged after treatment.

The 47-year-old was transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, where she is in intensive care.

On Tuesday, police raided two addresses in Lowestoft. The 30-year-old man was detained near one of the properties.

A Suffolk Police spokeswoman said a cordon was in place at the home in Cambridge Road and the investigation was continuing.

Police are working on the basis that it was "not a random attack", the spokesperson said.

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