Man taken to hospital after incident

PARAMEDICS have today taken a young man to hospital following an incident by the River Gipping in Ipswich.

PARAMEDICS have today taken a young man to hospital following an incident by the River Gipping in Ipswich.

Officers from Suffolk Police were called to the area by the ambulance service following reports that a man was threatening to harm himself and potentially others by the river, off Yarmouth Road.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said they arrived at 11.50am to find a man with his wrists bleeding.

It is thought the 20-year-old man was standing underneath the bridge and had harmed himself.


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Three knives were recovered from the scene.

Armed police attended but were not required, and the four police cars and an ambulance, which were at the scene, have now left.

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The man will be spoken to by police at a later time.

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