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Crime scenes cleared from Ipswich town centre after stabbing near pub



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All police scenes have now been removed from Ipswich town centre after a stabbing left a man with potentially life-threatening injuries last night.

Emergency services were called to Upper Brook Street in the town just before 9.10pm to reports a 28-year-old man had been stabbed.

The attack is believed to have happened near the Cock & Pye pub after an altercation between two small groups of men, one of whom was thought to have been carrying a large knife.

A man has been left with potentially life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in Ipswich town centre. Picture: Ipswich Against Gangs
A man has been left with potentially life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in Ipswich town centre. Picture: Ipswich Against Gangs

The victim, who was left with a deep cut to his shoulder, a puncture to his lung and a wound to his wrist, was taken to hospital. His condition was described as potentially life-threatening.

This morning, police said two crime scenes were in place on Upper Brook Street and Tower Street while officers continued to investigate the circumstances of the incident.

At 5pm, officers said all scenes were now clear and they apologised for any inconvenience regarding access to parts of the town.

They went on to thank the public for their cooperation and support.

Detectives, who have said early enquiries led them to believe it was a targeted attack, are appealing for witnesses and have described a suspect as a man of slim build who was wearing a black hooded jacket, dark jogging bottoms and black trainers.

Officers have also been granted additional powers to stop and search and additional patrols are being carried out in the area in a bid to offer reassurance to the community.

The Section 60 order in place in Ipswich grants police additional stop and search powers. Picture: Suffolk Police
The Section 60 order in place in Ipswich grants police additional stop and search powers. Picture: Suffolk Police

A Section 60 order, which is in place for a 24-hour period until 9.40pm today, covers most of Ipswich and allows officers to stop and search without reasonable grounds, but where there is a risk of violence or a belief weapons are being carried.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House in Ipswich on 101, quoting reference 37/33921/22.