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Teen in custody - another in hospital - following reports of fight at Ipswich flat

PUBLISHED: 11:19 26 November 2019 | UPDATED: 13:09 26 November 2019

A teenager was taken into custody following an incident in Pownall Road  Picture: MATT EARTH

A teenager was taken into custody following an incident in Pownall Road Picture: MATT EARTH

Matt Earth

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following reports of a fight at a flat near the Waterfront area of Ipswich.

Police were called to reports of a fight in Pownall Road  Picture: MATT EARTHPolice were called to reports of a fight in Pownall Road Picture: MATT EARTH

Police said the teenager was taken into custody following an incident in Pownall Road, between Fore Hamlet and Duke Street, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Officers were called to the scene just before 12.30am.

Suffolk Constabulary said a 16-year-old boy was arrested in Back Hamlet about 15 minutes later - on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm - and taken to Martlesham police investigation centre for questioning.

Meanwhile, a 17-year-old male was taken from the property to hospital for treatment.

Police cordon in Pownall Road Ipswich Picture: FRANCES MORTIMERPolice cordon in Pownall Road Ipswich Picture: FRANCES MORTIMER

A spokesman said his injuries were neither life-threatening nor life-changing, adding: "A police cordon was put in place around the address to facilitate searches which were not able to take place last night."

Anyone with information is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House on 101, quoting reference 71376/19.

Alternatively contact the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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