Police have extended stop and search powers into a third day as officers continue to investigate the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Ipswich.

A murder probe has been launched after the 18-year-old victim died following an attack in Westgate Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Officers continue to look for two male suspects involved in the assault who were seen to leave the area after the stabbing.

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

After the incident, Suffolk police issued a Section 60 order for 24 hours, giving police extra stop and search powers throughout Ipswich.

Section 60 authorisations are different to normal stop and search as it gives officers the power to search people without reasonable grounds.

The initial order expired on Wednesday evening, when it was renewed for another 24 hours.

At 5.45pm on Thursday, the order was issued for a third time - meaning it will now expire at the same time on Friday.

Superintendent Andy Martin, of Suffolk police, said: "Following the expiration of the Section 60 authority covering Ipswich at 5pm, a new authority covering a reduced area was granted at 17:45 today, and will expire in 24 hours.

"This has been granted after very careful consideration and scrutiny, and will continue to support proactive policing within the town.

"I want to thank the public for their continued support and understanding, Section 60s are used in very limited circumstances and always balanced against the public interest."

Anyone with information related to the incident is urged to contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference number 37/3159/23.