Man held after street stabbing
A MAN is undergoing psychiatric tests after a stabbing in Bury St Edmunds which left at least four people injured.Police were called to Central Walk after reports of a man attacking people with a screwdriver.
By Amanda Cresswell
PSYCHIATRIC tests are today being carried out on a man, after a stabbing in Bury St Edmunds which left four people injured.
Police were called to Central Walk after reports of a man attacking people with a screwdriver.
The offender appeared to have made random assaults on members of the public just after 1pm on Saturday.
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Police confirmed a 27-year-old local man was arrested in connection with the incident. He has now been transferred to a unit in Middlesex for a 28-day psychiatric assessment.
At least four people were assaulted, three of whom were taken by ambulance to West Suffolk Hospital with stab wounds.
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It is believed that one of the injured party was stabbed in the back, and another was stabbed in the chest with a screwdriver while the streets were filled with shoppers.
A police spokesman said: "None of the injuries were life threatening although one of the victims is a 56-year-old man who remains in hospital for ongoing treatment."
A shop worker at Jennifer's Florist in Central Walk, who asked not to be named, said: "It was shocking for everyone involved really.
"At the time we were trying to concentrate on the people who were injured. We just want to forget about it at the moment and carry on what we are doing."
Suffolk police are appealing for people with information on the incident to contact them on 01473 613500.
In a separate incident, firearms officers rushed in after reports of a man being threatened by another with a handgun in Bury St Edmunds.
Inquiries are ongoing today, after the incident happened in the St Andrews Street South just after 1.30pm on Saturday.
Police were called to No 46, an information and support centre for young people.
Two men are currently in custody at Bury St Edmunds police station.