Man stabbed on footpath

A HUNT is on today for an attacker who stabbed a man on a footpath in Ipswich.

A HUNT is on today for an attacker who stabbed a man on a footpath in Ipswich.

The 38-year-old victim was recovering in hospital this morning after he was assaulted near Woodbridge Road just after midnight.

Police cordoned off the footpath and a block of flats in Samuel Court while forensics officers took swabs and pieced together vital clues from the scene.

Appeals are also being made for witnesses to the attack to come forward to help with the investigation.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said officers were alerted at 12.15am by ambulance crews who were treating a man for stab wounds.

His injuries were not life-threatening and the man is said to be in a stable condition at Ipswich Hospital.

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Serena Turner, who lives across the road from the scene of the attack, said she was woken by screaming in the early hours of the morning.

She said: “I heard two men shouting. One of the men was swearing and telling someone to leave him alone.

“There are often fights between people coming out of clubs and we hear arguing and shouting every night so I didn't take any notice.”

Ms Turner went back to sleep and woke again this morning to find that her 17-year-old son Luke had gone out during the night without telling her.

She was then given an even bigger shock when she looked out her bedroom window and saw police tape and officers over the road.

The 34-year-old, of Woodbridge Road, thought the worst but was relieved when she rang her son and heard that he was fine.

She said: “When I opened the curtains my first thought was 'oh god'. It is shocking to think it has happened outside my bedroom.”

The police spokeswoman said: “The investigations are in the early stages and our inquiries are ongoing.”

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward and urge anyone with information to call Ipswich CID on 01473 613500.