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Man mugged in Ipswich street

PUBLISHED: 12:53 24 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:34 03 March 2010

A MAN was taken to hospital after being found bleeding in the road after being mugged today.

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By Seb Short

Sebastian.short@ecng.co.uk

A MAN was taken to hospital after being found bleeding in the road after being mugged today.

The 20-year-old victim was attacked at around 12.55am, as he was walking along Stoke Street, Ipswich, in the direction of Austin Street.

He was hit on the back of the head by his attacker, with an unknown weapon, and fell to the ground. His mobile phone and a quantity of cash were taken.

A passer-by then found the bloodstained casualty lying in the road, and called an ambulance.

A control room receiver for the East Anglian Ambulance Service, based in Norwich, said: "We sent one ambulance to the scene and treated the man for a laceration to his head. I have no details with regards the casualty but can confirm he was taken to Heath Road Hospital. He was conscious throughout and did not have any further injuries."

Meanwhile, Suffolk Police are also hoping to find witnesses to a separate incident that happened in Cardinal Park in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A 22-year-old man was taken to hospital suffering from cuts to his head that required stitching.

The incident is believed to have followed an altercation between a group of girls, but resulted in a man getting attacked.

At around 3.10am an ambulance was called to the scene, which was packed with clubbers waiting for taxis and making their way home.

Suffolk Police spokeswoman Lisa Wilson confirmed that they are treating the incident as assault and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information about either incident should contact Ipswich Police on 01473 613500 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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