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Police in Ipswich have been granted extra powers to stop and search after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed.

A Section 60 has been authorised covering the majority of the town after Officers were called by the ambulance service at just after 9.50pm yesterday to reports a teenager had been injured by a gang of teenage males carrying knives.

The attack was in Princes Street and is understood to have involved a group on bicycles.

The teenager’s injuries are described as superficial, and he is receiving treatment in hospital.

Police are investigating with extra patrols being carried out in the area to reassure the community and the Section 60 is in force until 10.55pm tonight.

In other news, Newmarket Racecourse is to hold a special race day in memory of former West Ham United manager Glenn Roeder on Saturday.

Mr Roeder, who played for the likes of Arsenal, Queens Park Rangers and Watford, before managing teams such as Gillingham and Newcastle United, died in February last year at the age of 65 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2003.

The race day, organised by his family, will have an entire card sponsored in support of the Brain Tumour Charity as part of a national fundraising initiative.

And finally, A new project has been launched to encourage young people into the hospitality industry.

West Suffolk Council has secured £10,000 worth of funding from Suffolk Growth for the project which aims to highlight the variety of careers on offer in the sector.

The project, Choose Hospitality, will be delivered in partnership with West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds and local hospitality leaders to highlight career options in the industry.