Car park knife attack

A MAN is recovering from head injuries in hospital today after attacked with a knife near an Ipswich supermarket.As shoppers were buying their groceries at Lidl on Handford Road yesterday morning they were disrupted by an incident involving at least two men, one of whom was carrying a knife.

A MAN is recovering from head injuries in hospital today after attacked with a knife near an Ipswich supermarket.

As shoppers were buying their groceries at Lidl on Handford Road yesterday morning they were disrupted by an incident involving at least two men, one of whom was carrying a knife.

One witnesses described seeing an altercation between two men and a woman.

“A man and a lady came across and then another guy came and tried to stab him in the car park,” the man said.

Suffolk police and the ambulance service were called to the scene at about 11.30am.

The victim was taken to Ipswich hospital suffering from head injures and severe bleeding and the Lidl car park was closed temporarily. Spots of blood could be seen splattered outside the entrance to the store.

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Another eye-witness, who wanted to remain anonymous, said quite a large knife had been seen by shocked passers-by.

As part of the investigation police officers cordoned off a house opposite Lidl on London Road.

Sergeant Trevor Smith, of Suffolk police, said: “There appears to have been an incident here which spilled out over to Lidl.”

Following the incident a 19-year-old man was arrested by Suffolk police on suspicion of affray and assault. He is still being held in police custody today although he has not been charged.

A police spokesman said today the man's injuries were not thought to be significant.

Did you see what happened? Contact The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324789 or email starnews@eveningstar.co.uk.

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