Man in potentially life-threatening condition after stabbing in Ipswich's Upper Brook Street
A man has been left with potentially life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in Ipswich town centre yesterday evening.
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 involving two small groups of men, one of whom was thought to have been carrying a large knife.
It is reported that the victim then left the scene and headed along Tavern Street and into Tower Street.
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 and is currently receiving treatment.
His condition is described as potentially life-threatening.
Police 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.
Two police scenes are currently in place on Upper Brook Street and Tower Street while officers continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
Detectives have said early enquiries lead them to believe it was a targeted attack and no weapon has been recovered at this time.
After the attack, police have been granted additional powers to stop and search and additional patrols will be carried out in the area in a bid to offer reassurance to the community.
As a precaution, a Section 60 has been authorised which is in place for a 24-hour period starting at 9.40pm last night until 9.40pm today and covers most of Ipswich.
As part of the powers, officers will be allowed to stop and search without reasonable grounds, but where there is a risk of violence or a belief weapons are being carried, within the area covered by the Section 60 order.
Officers are keen to point out that while there is no perceived risk to the wider public, there is an increased risk of violence between parties either directly involved/associated with the incident.
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House in Ipswich on 101, quoting reference 37/33921/22.