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Two more people have been charged after a man was stabbed in Ipswich last week.

Gerson Assuncoo, 21, and a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged with affray in connection with the incident.

Both are Ipswich residents, and the two appeared at Suffolk Magistrates' Court yesterday, where they were granted bail pending an Ipswich Crown Court hearing on July 6.

The scene of the stabbing on June 2. Picture: Ipswich Against Gangs.
The scene of the stabbing on June 2. Picture: Ipswich Against Gangs.

The incident was on Thursday, June 2 at about 9pm when witnesses reported that a man was stabbed in Upper Brook Street after a clash between two small groups of males.

The 28-year-old victim fled the scene, running down Tavern Street and into Tower Street, where he collapsed.

He was rushed to hospital, having suffered a deep cut to his shoulder, a puncture to his lung, and a wound to his wrist.

The victim's injuries were initially thought to be potentially life-threatening. Picture: Ipswich Against Gangs.
The victim's injuries were initially thought to be potentially life-threatening. Picture: Ipswich Against Gangs.

The injuries were initially described as potentially life-threatening, but the man was discharged the following day.

Investigators do not believe the attack was random.

Two 16-year-olds - one from Ipswich, the other from Stowmarket - appeared before magistrates on Monday.

The boy from Stowmarket is accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, affray and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has been remanded into secure accommodation ahead of a hearing at Ipswich Youth Court today.

The case was adjourned to Thursday, June 16 at the Youth Court.

The Ipswich boy has been charged with affray.

He has been granted bail, with a Youth Court appearance set to take place on June 16.