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Police investigation under way after man injured in assault

PUBLISHED: 11:07 12 July 2020 | UPDATED: 11:07 12 July 2020

Forensic officers gathered evidence at the scene Picture: EAST ANGLIA NEWS SERVICE

Forensic officers gathered evidence at the scene Picture: EAST ANGLIA NEWS SERVICE

East Anglia News Service

A man was treated in hospital after being attacked in Ipswich.

Bolton Lane was cordoned off as police dealt with the assault Picture: EAST ANGLIA NEWS SERVICEBolton Lane was cordoned off as police dealt with the assault Picture: EAST ANGLIA NEWS SERVICE

Police are investigating the incident – which happened close to St Margaret’s Church in Bolton Lane – and appealing for people who may have seen what happened to come forward.

Officers were called to the scene at about 6.15pm yesterday and found a man aged 35 had been assaulted.

Police cars blocked off Bolton Lane from St Margaret’s Green to near Withiipoll Street for several hours within sight of drinkers outside the Woolpack pub.

A forensics van was also at the scene with experts gathering evidence.

Police at the scene on Saturday evening after a man was attacked in Bolton Lane, Ipswich Picture: EAST ANGLIA NEWS SERVICEPolice at the scene on Saturday evening after a man was attacked in Bolton Lane, Ipswich Picture: EAST ANGLIA NEWS SERVICE

People writing on Facebook said eight police cars had attended and a man was seen being stretchered into an ambulance.

A police spokesman said: “The victim was taken to hospital for a check-up but he had not sustained any serious injuries and was released shortly after.

“The cordon has now been lifted.”

Any witnesses who were in the area at the time and saw the assault taking place or suspicious activity should call Ipswich police, quoting crime reference 37/39159/20, or they can call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 and pass on information.

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