Ipswich attempted murder inquiry victim named locally as Lloyd Fearon

Police tape at the scene of an attempted murder in Ipswich

Police tape at the scene of an attempted murder in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

An Ipswich stab victim who received life-threatening injuries in an alleged attempted murder has been named locally as Lloyd Fearon.

Mr Fearon, who is in his late 40s, remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Ahmed Tarabi, the 29-year-old man charged with Mr Fearon’s attempted murder, is due to appear before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.

His case is expected to be sent to Ipswich Crown Court.

Police were called by the ambulance service at 10.40pm on Friday to a report that a man had been stabbed in the chest in Prospect Street.

Officers arrived at the scene within a matter of minutes and began a search of the area and arrested a man in connection with the incident a short time later.

Detectives this afternoon appealed for assistance to locate the weapon used in the attack.

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Officers have carried-out extensive searches in the area, but have not been able to locate the knife which was used to stab Mr Fearon.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Bridger, said: “I am appealing to anyone who finds a knife in Prospect Street or the surrounding area to contact police immediately.

“We are anxious that the knife is located and taken off the streets so it does not harm anybody else. Anyone who finds a knife they believe was used in this crime should not touch it, but call police immediately with information on its location.”

Anyone who finds a knife they believe could have been used in this attack should call Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference 55913/16, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.