Update on Ipswich murder investigation expected as police speak from scene

Packard Avenue is now back open, police have said Picture: ARCHANT

Packard Avenue is now back open, police have said Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Police are expected to give an update on a murder investigation launched in Ipswich shortly as they speak to the media at the scene of the attack.

A teenager was stabbed to death in broad daylight on Saturday, after walking back from shops in Queen’s Way.

The victim, who has now been formally identified as 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, was killed in what is believed to be a “targeted” attack.

Police launched a murder investigation last night after confirming that the teenager had died from his injuries.

Detectives are continuing to question a 41-year-old man on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident.

Tributes are left in memory of a teenager, formally identified as Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, in Packard

Tributes are left in memory of a teenager, formally identified as Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, in Packard Avenue, Ipswich Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Officers announced this afternoon that they have also arrested a further four men, aged 16, 18, 20 and 22, on suspicion of conspiracy to murder in connection with the attack.

The four were detained in Essex and will now be brought back to Suffolk for questioning.

Representatives from the force will be giving an update on the investigation from around 4pm today.

Police at the scene of the incident in Packard Avenue, Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT

Police at the scene of the incident in Packard Avenue, Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Forensic officers at the scene in Packard Avenue, Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT

Forensic officers at the scene in Packard Avenue, Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A police investigation has been launched following the incident in Packard Avenue Picture: ARCHANT

A police investigation has been launched following the incident in Packard Avenue Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant