Attack appeal fails to find fresh clues

POLICE investigating an attempted murder in an Ipswich car park today said they were disappointed with the response to a poster appeal for information.

POLICE investigating an attempted murder in an Ipswich car park today said they were disappointed with the response to a poster appeal for information.

A 27-year-old man was attacked in a car park in West End Road in the early hours of Christmas Eve and suffered serious head injuries.

Officers put posters up in the area earlier this month in the hope someone would come forward with information about the attack but a spokeswoman for the force today confirmed that no one had made contact.

Lisa Miller, spokeswoman for Ipswich police, said: “The response to the poster appeal has been poor. No one at all has come forward.


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“We know the car park was busy at that time with people leaving the club and other areas of the town and we would appeal for these people to come forward.”

The victim of the attack was taken to Ipswich Hospital and spent Christmas and New Year there before being moved to a hospital nearer to his home in Edmonton, London.

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His injuries initially affected his walking and meant he had to use a walking frame but he can now walk unassisted.

He has now left hospital and his condition is said to be improving.

The man is thought to have been assaulted by a group of between ten and 15 people at about 4.45am on Saturday, December 24 in the car park opposite Ipswich Crown Court and to the rear of Zest nightclub.

It is thought the group of attackers may have travelled to Ipswich from London for the evening.

A 23-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident has been released without charge.

Anyone with information should call Dc Jim Booth at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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