A teenager is set to appear at crown court next month to face three charges following a stabbing in a coastal town.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm after a man in his 20s was stabbed as trouble flared in Lowestoft.

A 24-year-old man was taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston after being stabbed in Lowestoft on Easter Monday.

Police responded to reports that a man had been stabbed during an attack on Minden Road at 7.30pm on Monday, April 10.

Lowestoft Journal: Minden Road in Lowestoft. Picture: Duncan BoggisMinden Road in Lowestoft. Picture: Duncan Boggis (Image: Duncan Boggis)

Onlookers described seeing three or four police cars, a police van, an ambulance and paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service as the top of Minden Road - not far away from a primary school and care home - was closed off on Monday evening.

A witness said that they "heard screaming" among a group of people at the scene, with someone shouting "he's got a knife" as trouble flared.

The police cordon had been removed on Tuesday morning (April 11).

With "no one else injured" during the attack, the 24-year-old man was taken to hospital in a stable condition, as officers subsequently arrested an 18-year-old man, from Lowestoft, on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm.

The 24-year-old man was discharged from hospital as he recovers from his injuries, and on Tuesday evening the teenager was charged.

A Suffolk police spokesman said: "18-year-old Jamie Deamer of Ethel Road in Lowestoft was charged with section 18 – grievous bodily harm with intent, affray and possession of a bladed article in a public place."

After appearing at Norwich Magistrates Court on Wednesday, Deamer was remanded in custody.

With no plea having been taken at this stage, he is next due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on May 10.