Eyewitnesses describe 'commotion' as cordon in place in town centre

A police cordon in place following an incident on Duke Street in Ipswich. Picture: Danielle Booden

A police cordon in place following an incident on Duke Street in Ipswich. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Police have cordoned off a section of Duke Street as eyewitnesses described hearing a "commotion" and seeing an injured male near Ipswich Waterfront. 

A cordon has been put up around the entrance to the Forge Kitchen and on the pavement running alongside the restaurant on Saturday afternoon. 

Police are still at the scene. 

A man who was in the neighbouring shop said: "At one point about ten police vehicles were present. 

"We saw them removing a sharp object and putting it in one of their evidence tubes."

Daniel, an employee at Forge Kitchen who responded to the incident said: "There was a commotion outside, so I looked out the window and saw blood on the floor. 

"Me and another gent provided emergency first aid until the ambulance arrived.

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"I'm first aid trained and couldn't just watch someone injured like that.

"I commend the emergency services for getting here so fast."

A police cordon in place following an incident on Duke Street in Ipswich. Picture: Danielle Booden

A police cordon in place following an incident on Duke Street in Ipswich - Credit: Danielle Booden

The owner at Forge Kitchen added: "We don't know a great deal, but we saw a young lad injured. A gentleman gave him first aid along with one of our staff.

"When the ambulance arrived, we left it to the pros."

Suffolk Police have been approached for comment. 

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