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Man, 20, released under investigation after latest Ipswich stabbing

PUBLISHED: 18:39 22 October 2018 | UPDATED: 18:39 22 October 2018

Police were called to Cemetery Road following reports of a stabbing Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police were called to Cemetery Road following reports of a stabbing Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


Police investigating reports of a stabbing in Ipswich have released a man in connection with the incident as enquiries into what happened continue.

Cemetery Road in Ipswich Picture: ARCHANTCemetery Road in Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT

Officers were called to reports of an assault at an address in Cemetery Road at around 12.40pm on Saturday.

On arrival they discovered a 21-year-old man had suffered stab wounds to his hand.

He was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment – though his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening or life-changing at the time.

Another man, aged 20 and from Ipswich, was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent in connection with the incident.

Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, who died in June   Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILYTavis Spencer-Aitkens, who died in June Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILY

He has since been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

Witnesses reported seeing several police cars in the area, though a spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said no cordon was put in place in Cemetery Road.

It is understood the stabbing took place inside a house, and that those involved knew each other.

The incident is the latest of a series of reported stabbings to shake the town.

Earlier this month, a man in his 50s suffered knife/slash wounds to his head following an attack in Gippeswyk Park.

He was rushed to hospital for treatment, but his injuries – including wounds to his neck – were not thought to be life-threatening at the time.

The man later told officers he was attacked at around 11pm on October 12 by three men and a woman, who stole his mountain bike and a mobile phone.

At the time, police were treating the attack as targeted.

On September 1 a man suffered stab wounds to his torso and leg when he was attacked in Sirdar Road, Ipswich. His injuries were not life-threatening and police believe the attack was also targeted.

In June, Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens died following an incident in Packard Avenue.

The 17-year-old was attacked by a group of males at around 4.50pm on Saturday, June 2, and suffered a fatal stab wound.

Five men and a 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are due to stand trial at Ipswich Crown Court on November 26 accused of murdering Mr Spencer-Aitkens.

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