Woman in 70s among three left with ‘puncture wounds’ after police incident

PUBLISHED: 13:27 11 February 2020 | UPDATED: 16:36 11 February 2020

Suffolk police are investigating an incident in Shakespeare Road, Ipswich which left three people with what they described as

Suffolk police are investigating an incident in Shakespeare Road, Ipswich which left three people with what they described as "puncture wounds". Picture: GOOGLE MAPS/SARAH LUCY BROWN


A woman in her 70s was among three people who suffered “puncture wounds” during an altercation in Ipswich.

Suffolk police were initially called to reports of an incident in Shakespeare Road, Ipswich shortly before noon on Saturday.

They arrived to find three people, a man in his 30s, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 70s, with what they described as "puncture wounds".

It was reported that two men had gone to a house and demanded money from a person, after which there was an altercation and three were injured.

They were all taken to hospital for treatment but are not thought to have suffered any serious injuries.

Whitton district councillor Sophie Meudec has called for the police to increase patrols to help reassure residents.

She said: "I was really shocked when I heard about this happening. Obviously this is a concerning and scary incident. I'd like to reassure residents and I will be seeing them at a meeting on the weekend.

"I'd like to see more police patrols to try and reassure residents. I'd also say that residents should report anything that they see which they are concerned about to the police to help them clamp down on anything like this.

"It is important the people who live in Whitton and in Shakespeare Road feel safe where they live.

"I'd like to wish the people affected all the best in their recovery."

Officers have confirmed that none of the victims had suffered life-changing or life-threatening injuries.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokeswoman said: "Police were called shortly before 11.50pm on Saturday, February 8 following reports of an incident in Shakespeare Road, Ipswich.

"Two males attended the address and demanded money from an occupant.

"During the incident, three people - two men aged in their 30s and 40s and a woman aged her 70s - sustained minor puncture wounds and were taken to hospital for treatment.

"Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

"Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting crime reference number 37/8343/20."

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