Ipswich double stabbing was ‘targeted attack’ say detectives

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

Police are treating a double stabbing in Ipswich as a ‘targeted attack’, as investigations continue.

Officers arrested two 16-year-old boys following Monday’s incident at an address in Waterford Road, where an 18-year-old man was stabbed in the leg and a 64-year-old man was stabbed in the torso following an altercation outside.

Police were called just after 12.15pm to reports that three males carrying knives had been at the address.

A 16-year-old boy, from Ipswich, arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm, has been released under investigation. Another 16-year-old boy, also from Ipswich, is still being questioned under suspicion of the same crime.

Both victims were taken to hospital for treatment, but have now been discharged.


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Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact South CID on 101 quoting reference 69047/17.

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