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Boy, 17, stabbed in Ipswich alleyway

PUBLISHED: 23:47 11 March 2019 | UPDATED: 23:47 11 March 2019

Five police cars were seen in Marlow Road, Ipswich, as foresnic officers searched the scene Picture: ARCHANT

Five police cars were seen in Marlow Road, Ipswich, as foresnic officers searched the scene Picture: ARCHANT

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A 17-year-old boy was left to call for his own ambulance after being stabbed in Ipswich, with police arresting and questioning five people in connection to the incident.

The boy has been released on bail pending investigation over a stabbing in Marlow Road, next to Westbourne Academy Picture: ARCHANTThe boy has been released on bail pending investigation over a stabbing in Marlow Road, next to Westbourne Academy Picture: ARCHANT

A cordon is in place at the scene in Marlow Road, in the Westbourne area of the town, and five police cars parked in the street, including a forensics van.

Police were contacted by the Ambulance Service at around 6.30pm this evening, Monday, March 11, reporting that they had received a call from a 17-year-old boy in Marlow Road who said he had been stabbed.

Officers arrived at the scene within a matter of minutes and found that the victim had been attacked in an alleyway running between Bramford Lane and Broadway Lane.

He has been taken to hospital for treatment having sustained a stab wound which is not life-threatening or life-changing.

The footpath is next to Westbourne Academy, alongside the Bramford Lane Recreation Ground Picture: ARCHANTThe footpath is next to Westbourne Academy, alongside the Bramford Lane Recreation Ground Picture: ARCHANT

Between 7.15pm and 7.20pm officers arrested five people from Ipswich in connection with the incident.

They are two boys, aged 16 and 17; two 18-year-old men; and a 20-year-old man. All five have been taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Forensic teams in their distinctive white overalls were seen entering and leaving the area which was taped off.

Officers at the scene could be seen searching the footpath and surrounding bushes with torches.

Forensic officers were at the scene in distinctive white suits, searching the Bramford Lane area of Ipswich Picture: ARCHANTForensic officers were at the scene in distinctive white suits, searching the Bramford Lane area of Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT

They appeared to be working on a footpath running alongside the nearby Bramford Lane recreation ground.

Police were called to the scene some time before 7pm, when one Marlow Road resident described hearing “a lot of sirens”.

The cordon extends along the footpath to nearby Castle Road.

Westbourne Academy is in Marlow Road, directly next to the cordon. It is not known if the boy involved was a student at the school.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House on 101 quoting reference 13979/19. Alternatively you can call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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