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