Family comforts alleged gang attack man

IPSWICH: Loved-ones today remain at the hospital bedside of a seriously injured man who was allegedly attacked by a gang in the town.

IPSWICH: Loved-ones today remain at the hospital bedside of a seriously injured man who was allegedly attacked by a gang in the town.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the suspected assault, which left the 46-year-old seriously ill in Ipswich Hospital.

As reported in The Evening Star yesterday, a group of around six people allegedly set upon him with baseball bats and iron bars outside a flat in Back Hamlet.

His condition is said to have improved since he was taken to hospital with serious injuries to his arms and head.

Investigators believe a form of “edged weapon” may have been used to inflict the wounds but have so far ruled out a stabbing.

Police were called to the scene outside the converted GM building at around 10.35pm on Sunday night.

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The injured man, who is from the area, was taken to hospital, where his condition was deemed not thought to be life-threatening.

Scene of crime officers converged on Back Hamlet, sealing off the area - which witnesses reported was spattered with blood - in search of clues.

Police have arrested a 34-year-old man from Ipswich arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with the incident. He is due to return to Ipswich Police Station on March 1.

Anyone with information that may help with the investigation, should call DS Karl Nightingale at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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