Search

Mayor hopes for ‘swift justice’ following fatal stabbing

PUBLISHED: 13:10 09 July 2018

Lowestoft mayor Ian Graham. Photo: Archant.

Lowestoft mayor Ian Graham. Photo: Archant.

Archant

The mayor of Lowestoft has spoken out about the “shocking” increase in knife crime following the fatal stabbing of Scotty Tarrant.

Mr Tarrant, 28, died on Saturday, July 7, following a knife attack in Underwood Close.

Mayor Ian Graham said: “These types of crimes in Lowestoft are especially shocking because they happen so infrequently.

“We obviously hoped the recent spate of knife crime wasn’t going to come here, but we will get together with the police and stamp it out.”

He added: “Lowestoft police have a very good reputation for catching those who commit more serious, violent crimes. All we can hope for is swift justice.

“We always tell people to take reasonable precautions on a daily basis, but there is no reason to be scared in Lowestoft.”

A 23-year-old man from Lowestoft was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning where he remains.

Other news

Yesterday, 17:02

A Lowestoft man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual communication with a child.

Yesterday, 15:48

A cyclist was left with a sprained ankle following a hit-and-run in the middle of the afternoon.

Yesterday, 15:41

Sean Harris, best known for playing Solomon Lane in the Mission: Impossible franchise, plays the lead role in a new film set in Norfolk.

Most Read

Yesterday, 17:02

A Lowestoft man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual communication with a child.

Read more
Suffolk Police
Yesterday, 13:23

This is the terrifying moment a careless driver crossed onto the wrong side of the road and drove into oncoming traffic.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:48

A cyclist was left with a sprained ankle following a hit-and-run in the middle of the afternoon.

Read more
Renault

Detailed designs for the Lake Lothing Crossing in Lowestoft are set to begin soon, as the final evaluation of shortlisted contractors has been completed.

Read more
Matthew Hicks
Yesterday, 11:03

A pre school rated ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted is keen to attract new children to a popular setting.

Read more

Autumn Supplement

cover

Click here to view
the Autumn
Supplement

View

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 11°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Lowestoft Journal weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy