Pregnant woman hurt in street brawl

A PREGNANT woman has today told of how she was injured during a 30-strong brawl in an Ipswich street which at one point even involved a child.

Rebecca Lefort

A PREGNANT woman has today told of how she was injured during a 30-strong brawl in an Ipswich street which at one point even involved a child.

Michela Keeble was part of a large fight involving up to 30 people in Forfar Close late on Friday evening.

A man and a woman were arrested as a result of the clash which left neighbours in the street worried by the violence.

Ms Keeble, 24, said: “I was on the floor. Someone kicked me in the stomach.

“There were lots of people clapping.

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“I was in a lot of pain. There was lots of shouting and screaming.”

Nine police officers went to the north-east Ipswich road just before midnight on Friday to break up the fight.

A police spokesman said they stayed in the close until around 1am but the road was not closed.

He added that the row was thought to originate from a dispute between households, but no weapons were thought to be involved.

Paramedics were called to the scene and treated people for minor injuries, but no one was taken to hospital.

One neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: “I heard lots of shouting and screaming. I looked out of the window and there were lots of people, a big fight.

“The police came and eventually it calmed down.

“It was pretty nasty.”

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service added: “We were called to a fight in the road.

“Thirty people were fighting. Patients were treated on the scene and no one was seriously injured.”

- Did you see the fight? Are you worried about violence in your street? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.