Extra patrols and searches following Ipswich stabbing

Police at the scene in Sirdar Road, Ipswich

The man has since been discharged from hospital following the stabbing - Credit: Be lucky anti crime foundation

Extra patrols were carried out in Ipswich through the night - with police given powers to stop and search without reasonable grounds - following a stabbing yesterday. 

Officers were called by the ambulance service shortly after 12.35pm on Friday following reports that a man had been assaulted by another man in Sirdar Road in the town. 

Police said the victim, who is aged in his 20s, suffered a minor single wound to his thigh, and his injuries were not life-threatening or life-changing. 

He was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged. 

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Police Forensic van out

Police were first called to the scene just after 12.30pm - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Police said they believe the incident was a targeted attack and, as such, there is no wider threat to the community.

Additional visible patrols were carried out in the town throughout the evening in a bid to offer reassurance to the local community.

A Section 60 was also authorised between 7.30pm yesterday and 7am today covering the Maple Park, Triangle Estate and Chantry Park areas of the town.

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As part of the powers, officers were allowed to stop and search without reasonable grounds - but where there is a risk of violence or they believe weapons are being carried. 

Reports of a major incident on Sirdar Road in Ipswich 

A section 60 was authorised meaning police can stop and search without reasonable grounds - Credit: Be Lucky anti crime foundation

Anyone with any information, or who witnessed the incident, should contact South CID at Landmark House in Ipswich, quoting crime reference 13493/21. 

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