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Pair charged after alleged stabbing near Buttermarket in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 14:30 05 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:45 05 November 2017

The alleged incident happened near the Buttermarket in Ipswich. File picture: GREGG BROWN

The alleged incident happened near the Buttermarket in Ipswich. File picture: GREGG BROWN

Two men arrested after an alleged stabbing near the Buttermarket in Ipswich on Friday night have been charged with serious assault.

Suffolk police officers were called to St Stephen’s Church Lane at around 10.45pm on Friday to reports that a man in his 20s had been stabbed.

Police put up a cordon while they carried out an investigation in the area.

Officers arrested two men on Friday night in relation to the incident.

• Two detained after stabbing near Ipswich Buttermarket shopping centre

This afternoon, police confirmed that 26-year-old Jamie Phillips and 18-year-old Ryan Page, both of Turret Lane in Ipswich, have been charged with grievous bodily harm.

They have been remanded in custody and will appear at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Ipswich tomorrow.

The victim suffered a number of stab wounds to his arms and legs that required medical attention, but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

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