Knife attack in Ipswich street

A KNIFE-wielding attacker left a young woman with neck wounds after threatening to kill her on the outskirts of Ipswich town centre today.Paramedics treated the 25-year-old victim for cuts to her neck at the scene of the attack in Sir Alf Ramsey Way.

A KNIFE-wielding attacker left a young woman with neck wounds after threatening to kill her on the

outskirts of Ipswich town centre today.

Paramedics treated the 25-year-old victim for cuts to her neck at the scene of the attack in Sir Alf Ramsey Way.

The woman was then taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance for more treatment to her wounds.


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A spokesman for Suffolk police said the victim's injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

The incident occurred at 1.15am near the Alderman Road recreation ground.

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Police arrested a 43-year-old man close to where the attack is said to have taken place.

He was taken to Ipswich police station where he was held in custody overnight.

The suspect, who is said to live in the town, was due to be questioned by officers today.

The police spokesman said the attack is not thought to have been sexually motivated. Officers confirmed the man had allegedly made threats to kill her but were unable to give further details about the assault.

He added officers were alerted to the incident when they received a telephone call from the victim following the attack.

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