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Two detained after stabbing near Ipswich Buttermarket shopping centre

PUBLISHED: 00:12 04 November 2017 | UPDATED: 06:53 04 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 have been detained after an alleged stabbing in Ipswich tonight.

Suffolk police were called to a disturbance in St Stephen’s Church Lane, near to the Buttermarket shopping centre in the town at around 10.45pm.

A police spokesman said the male victim had suffered injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.

No further details about the men detained or the victim are available at this time.

Police have put up a cordon around the scene while investigations are carried out.

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