Couple's fight to save baby boy

A DISTRAUGHT Ipswich couple today told of the desperate minutes when they battled to revive a four-week-old baby whose death sparked a murder investigation.

A DISTRAUGHT Ipswich couple today told of the desperate minutes when they battled to revive a four-week-old baby whose death sparked a murder investigation.

As police continued to question a 31-year-old Ipswich man arrested on suspicion of murder today, Lanercost way resident Carl Banthorpe told of his anguish after he and his wife Libby were unable to save the baby after an appeal from its terrified and injured mother.

Mr Banthorpe said: “She came out of the house very distressed saying her baby couldn't breathe.

“I ran in and got my wife and we both ran next door and went upstairs to try and help.

“We tried to listen for a heartbeat but couldn't hear anything.”

Police were yesterday granted extra time to quiz the arrested man. Officers arrested him in London Road, Ipswich, on Saturday morning a short time after the baby's death.

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The tragedy, combined with the effects of a second incident which happened in Ipswich town centre, left the town in a state of shock today.

Police revealed they were hunting two men following a vicious attack on 19-year-old Matthew Buckman.

The attack left the teenager fighting for his life.

See today's Evening Star.

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