Roadblocks stay as police probe death

CORDONS remained in place today around Zest nightclub in Ipswich as police investigate the fatal stabbing of a man and a triple shooting.Grafton Way, Princes Street, Commercial Road and parts of West End Road have been barricaded off by officers investigating the night of violence which left the 24-year-old Londoner dead and four others injured.

CORDONS remained in place today around Zest nightclub in Ipswich as police investigate the murder of a man and a triple shooting.

Grafton Way, Princes Street, Commercial Road and parts of West End Road have been barricaded off by officers investigating the night of violence which left the 24-year-old Londoner dead and four others injured.

Suffolk Police today apologised for the disruption, which led to traffic congestion during a busy shopping day yesterday, and asked for people using the area to remain patient.

A spokesman for the force said: “Suffolk Police continue to manage a number of crime scenes in the area of Zest. This will cause disruption which we hope the local community will understand.”

The 24-year-old died in Ipswich Hospital from a stab wound. Later a second man was found inside the club suffering from what police said was “a small stab wound”.

Of the three men who suffered gun shot wounds, two are in Colchester General Hospital and the third is in Ipswich Hospital.

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Police said all the incidents were being treated separately at this stage.

Officers appealed for anybody in the club at the time of either of the two stabbings or the shootings to contact them on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

For full story see tomorrow's Evening Star.

Were you at Zest on Friday night? Did you witness any of the attacks? Call The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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