Two arrests follow double stabbing in Ipswich’s Waterford Road

Police at the scene of a stabbing in Waterford Road, Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police at the scene of a stabbing in Waterford Road, Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Two people have been arrested after a double stabbing at a bungalow in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Westbourne area of Ipswich.

Neither victim is believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries, although one is considered to be in a serious but stable condition.

Suffolk Constabulary was called to the incident in Waterford Road at 12.17pm on Monday and a police helicopter was deployed.

Police last night confirmed that two people had been arrested following the incident.

The cul-de-sac, which leads onto Whitehouse Park via a footpath, has been cordoned off to the public by officers.

Police at the scene of a stabbing in Waterford Road, Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police at the scene of a stabbing in Waterford Road, Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A large police presence remained at the scene all day, with forensic teams carrying out investigations within the property.

Residents of Waterford Road reacted with concern and surprise.

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Audrey Claydon, 89, said: “I knew something really drastic was going on when I saw all the police and helicopter.

“It’s a bit unsettling.

Police at the scene of a stabbing in Waterford Road, Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police at the scene of a stabbing in Waterford Road, Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

“I thought ‘whatever is going on’ when I heard the sirens going.

“I can’t imagine stabbings going on now, it’s awful.”

A 71-year-old woman, who didn’t want to be named, said: “It’s a bit unnerving.

“I’ve lived here for 47 years and I have never seen anything like this happen. It puts you on edge.”

Barbara Tassell, 87, said: “It’s a surprise to me. I couldn’t get over it when I saw all those police cars.

“It’s frightening really. Very sad.”

A 59-year-old woman, who asked to remain anonymous, recalls seeing police and paramedics rush to the area after the incident.

She said: “We knew it must have been serious.

“It’s quite a surprise as it’s normally good around here.”