Police renew appeals after shooting

DETECTIVES have renewed appeals for information following a shooting that left a man injured.

Craig Robinson

DETECTIVES have renewed appeals for information following a shooting that left a man injured.

The incident happened at the Caribbean Club in Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, in the early hours of Saturday, December 19.

Although appeals have been made for anyone with information to come forward there has been a limited response.

More than 300 people are believed to have been in the club on the night of Friday, December 18, at a private function that ran in to the early hours of Saturday morning.

It is thought that around 100 individuals were local and the remainder were from the Lewisham, Woodford Green and Brent areas of London.

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Officers who attended the scene on the night got details from a number of people but to date only another 40 have come forward.

In a bid to encourage more people to give information Suffolk police has now created a poster publicising different means of contact including telephone, text and e-mail.

Detective Chief Inspector David Cutler, who is leading this investigation, said: “I have a team of officers dedicated to this investigation.

“We have been concentrating our efforts in identifying the people who were at the club on the night of the shooting. My number one priority is to speak to anyone that was in the Caribbean Club on the night in question and I urge them to get in touch.

“You may not think that what you saw or heard is important but it may be that missing piece of information that we are looking for. I want to find out who was responsible for using a firearm in Ipswich that night and those involved in the assaults.”

Five people were left injured following the fight - with one man walking into Ipswich Hospital with a gunshot wound.

Anyone who has information is asked to contact the incident room on 01473 383089, text on 07921 937616 or e-mail thecaribbeanclub@suffolk.pnn.police.uk .

If anyone has concerns about speaking directly to the police then they are asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or e-mail the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) at office@iscre.org.uk .