An 18-year-old man that was stabbed to death in Ipswich was from Norfolk. 

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, were called to Westgate Street in the town centre at about 3.35pm on Tuesday after reports a man had been stabbed

Late on Tuesday evening, Suffolk police confirmed that an 18-year-old man died as a result of the incident

Ipswich Star: Police scene in place in Westgate Street in IpswichPolice scene in place in Westgate Street in Ipswich (Image: Charlotte Bond)

It has now been confirmed that the teenager was from Norfolk. 

Police are searching for two male suspects involved in the assault who were seen to leave the scene.

One suspect headed towards Providence Street and the other suspect was seen to be heading towards the Cornhill.

Further details about the suspects have not been released at this time. 

A section 60 that grants officers additional stop and search powers was put in place on Tuesday afternoon and was in place until 5pm on Wednesday.

This has been extended for an additional 24 hours. 

A mobile police station has been placed in the Cornhill. Members of the public are encouraged to use the opportunity to speak to local officers either about the incident or any other concerns they may have. 

Ipswich figures said they were "dismayed" and "disturbed" by the incident on Tuesday.

"I'm dismayed," said Councillor Sam Murray of the Castle Hill ward.

"I'm a mother myself and no one should have to bury their child.

A number of floral tributes have been left outside the shops in the town centre.