Two 16-year-old boys charged after Ipswich stabbing
- Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown
Two 16-year-old boys have been charged following a stabbing in Ipswich town centre last week.
Police were called just before 9.10pm on Thursday, June 2 to reports that a man had been stabbed in Upper Brook Street, near the Cock & Pye pub.
It followed an altercation involving two small groups of men, one of whom was thought to have been carrying a large knife.
It is understood the victim then left the scene and headed along Tavern Street and into Tower Street.
The victim, a 28-year-old man, suffered a deep cut to his shoulder, a puncture to his lung and a wound to his wrist.
He was taken to hospital, and his condition was described as potentially life-threatening.
However, he left hospital the following afternoon.
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A 16-year-old boy from Stowmarket has now been charged with three offences, including causing grievous bodily harm with intent, affray and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
A 16-year-old from Ipswich was also charged with affray.
The pair will appear before Suffolk Magistrates' Court on Monday.
As a precautionary measure, a Section 60 order was authorised 30 minutes after the incident at 9.40pm, giving officers additional powers to stop and search people.
This was rescinded at 12.15pm the following day.
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