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Ipswich man charged in connection with assault in grounds of Holy Trinity Church, Back Hamlet



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An 18-year-old Ipswich man has been charged in connection with an assault on a teenager at the weekend.

Jordan Nicholls, 18 of Hogarth Road, has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possession of a bladed article in public.

This follows an assault on a teenage boy between 2pm and 2.10pm on Saturday in the grounds of the Holy Trinity Church in Back Hamlet.

The assault took place in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church. Picture: Google Maps
The assault took place in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church. Picture: Google Maps

The teenager sustained injuries to his legs and the suspect then made off from the scene in a waiting car, which is believed to have contained two other male passengers and a female driver.

The car then drove off up Back Hamlet towards the junction of Foxhall Road and Grove Lane.

Police enquiries into the incident have resulted in four arrests being made since Monday, with all the suspects taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning by detectives.

A 37-year-old woman from Ipswich who was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, and a 15-year-old boy of no fixed address, who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm, have both been bailed until Monday 20 December pending further enquiries.

A 41-year-old woman from Stowmarket who was arrested on Monday 22 November on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, remains on bail until Friday 17 December.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to this incident and any motorists who were driving in the vicinity of Back Hamlet, Fore Hamlet, Duke Street, Fore Street, Foxhall Road or Grove Lane, between 1.45pm and 2.30pm on Saturday afternoon with a dashcam fitted in their vehicle, are asked to review the footage for any material that may be of assistance to police.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House in Ipswich, quoting reference: 65671/21.