Clubber's jaw broken in attack

DETECTIVES are today hunting at least one man after a nightclubber was left with a broken jaw following a vicious attack.The 20-year-old had been enjoying a night out at Zest nightclub in Princes Street when he decided to leave at around 3am on Sunday .

DETECTIVES are today hunting at least one man after a nightclubber was left with a broken jaw following a vicious attack.

The 20-year-old had been enjoying a night out at Zest nightclub in Princes Street when he decided to leave at around 3am on Sunday .

Police believe one or more men then approached the victim and attacked him near the club, leaving him needing surgery to repair his jaw.

A police spokeswoman described the attack as “nasty”.

She said the man's injuries meant he has had difficulty speaking and was forced to communicate by writing down what he wanted to say.

The victim, who is believed to come from Ipswich and live with his mother, told police he had a recollection of having a disagreement with another person inside the club.

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This latest attack comes only a fortnight after another Ipswich clubber sustained similar injuries in an attack following a night out.

Thomas Folkes, 20, of Fletcher Road, was walking in Carr Street after a night out on the town on September 10 when he was assaulted by two men.

He too was forced to go to hospital to have surgery to fix a broken jaw.

Anyone with information on either assaults should call Dc Cliff Clark at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Is Ipswich town centre safe at night? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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