Ipswich stabbing that left a 19-year-old with 'life changing injuries' being investigated by police as district-wide stop and searches begin
A 19-year-old man has been taken to hospital for treatment with "life changing" injuries following a stabbing.
Officers were called to Cardinal Park, Ipswich, at 3.05am this morning following reports of a serious assault after an incident of disorder involving a small number of males.
The man had sustained a stab wound to his abdomen and was taken to hospital.
Police say he is in a stable condition and his injuries are considered "life changing but not life threatening at this stage."
It is believed the parties involved in the assault know each other.
The area is currently cordoned off and police ask members of the public to avoid it while further investigation is carried out.
Police patrols will be carried out in the town, with a Section 60 being authorised in the Ipswich borough district for the next 24 hours, from midday today to midday Saturday.
Officers will be allowed to stop and search without reasonable grounds, but where there is a risk of violence or believe weapons are being carried, within the area.
Police said that while there is no perceived risk to the wider public, there is an increased risk of violence between parties associated with the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, has any information on it or saw anything suspicious at the time is asked to contact Ipswich CID quoting crime number 37/41536/21, report it on the Suffolk Police website or call 101.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form.