Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 8°C


Update: 15-year-old boy stabbed in St Catherine’s Court in Ipswich still in ‘stable’ condition – No arrests after house-to-house enquiries

15:45 17 July 2014

Scene of alleged stabbing

Scene of alleged stabbing


A teenager stabbed in broad daylight in a quiet residential street in Ipswich yesterday remains in a stable condition in hospital.

St Catherine's Court - scene of stabbingSt Catherine's Court - scene of stabbing

Police made house-to-house enquires last night but this morning said no arrests have been made after the 15-year-old boy suffered a single knife wound in a car park between a set of garages and a block of flats in St Catherine’s Court at around 1.15pm yesterday.

He was taken to Ipswich Hospital with injuries not thought to be life-threatening.

A person wearing dark clothing was seen running from the area, police said.

A police cordon was put in place and officers carried out a detailed search of the area. A police dog helped with the search.

House-to-house enquiries have been carried out and a “number of witnesses have been spoken to”, a police spokesman said this morning.

No arrests have been made, she confirmed.

The cordon has since been lifted.

The stabbing took place near property managed by Orwell Housing.

Chris Wyer, the company’s director of finance and resources, said: “We had a couple of guys on site working on one of our properties. They didn’t see the incident but they heard shouting and were first on the scene.

“One of our guys administered first aid and liaised with the medics who were en route by telling them the person’s condition and taking advice from them on how to administer first aid.”

An Essex and Herts Air Ambulance landed at the scene as police and other paramedics arrived.

The boy was taken to Ipswich Hospital by land ambulance. This morning a police spokesman said his condition remains stable.

Yesterday, a woman living in the flats, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “We came out of the house to go out and he was laying on the ground.

“I presumed he’d fallen off his bike because it was just tipped over but then we went over to see if he was alright and to see if we could do anything and they (the Orwell Housing staff) were pushing on his back.

“There was quite a lot of blood there and they said to keep away.

“It’s quite nasty. It’s definitely not the sort of thing you want happening in your neighbourhood.”

Sharon Rumsey was walking home from work when she passed the cordoned-off car park.

“We saw the air ambulance then all of a sudden we saw an ambulance turn up,” she said.

“They were treating him on the ground but we couldn’t get too close because it was cordoned off but he was laying there for a while. It’s very shocking.”

A police spokesman said they are now conducting enquiries into the stabbing and appealed for anyone with information to get in touch by calling 101.

1 comment

  • So, 'quiet residential street' includes, but is not limited to the gangs of 15 - 16 year olds a few weeks ago out with knives, spanners etc. at war, police cars and the helicopter out, cars vandalised, garages broken into last week, the fragrant green scent emanating from the close most nights, et al...? The 'Reporters' here obviously listen to Orwell Housing's party line, plus hook and sinker, as of course 'anyone' would still to move in here as it's such a 'quiet residential street'...

    Report this comment


    Sunday, July 20, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Arthur Ransome’s tales of boats and adventure - many of which were set in Suffolk - changed the course of children’s literature.

A disqualified motorist banned for a drink-drive related offence was caught driving again while nearly four-and-a-half times the limit within two hours of his conviction.

Hundreds of youngsters braved the cold October temperatures to celebrate all things autumn at the Holywells Park Apple Day.

A Suffolk-based charity auction which has attracted bids from all over the world and raised more than £870,000 since its inception is aiming to break the £1million mark for national and local charities this year.

Fight or flight is fascinating, writes Ellen Widdup.

The A12 is now running smoothly after severe traffic delays earlier at Feering, Essex, caused by a two-car crash.

Some stores display a polite notice next to initial merchandise asking shoppers not to rearrange the items to create rude words.

Suffolk police officers have been called to a clown sighting in Haughley, near Stowmarket this afternoon.

Detectives have said they have not given up in their quest to find the body of alleged Suffolk double murder victim Sylvia Stuart.

Although I’m a fan of the show Spamalot - I went to see the touring production at the Regent five years ago - I have to admit I only wanted to see the Company of Four’s version as my cousin Jo is in it (very good as a sweary minstrel, I have to say!)

Most read

Most commented


Show Job Lists

Topic pages


Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24