Teen's jaw broken in mass brawl

A TEENAGER is recovering today after having his jaw broken in two places following a mass brawl involving up to 30 people in Ipswich.Police were called to St Helens Street, in the town centre, around 2.

A TEENAGER is recovering today after having his jaw broken in two places following a mass brawl involving up to 30 people in Ipswich.

Police were called to St Helens Street, in the town centre, around 2.11am on Saturday following reports of groups fighting.

As a result of the fighting a 19-year-old man from Great Blakenham was taken to Ipswich Hospital after sustaining a broken jaw as well as cuts and bruises to his face and body.

Inspector Matt Dee of Suffolk police said the fight broke out near the Caribbean Club in Woodbridge Road although it is not clear whether the groups had been inside the venue during the evening.


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Insp Dee said no arrests were made at the scene although police are keen to speak to people who may have seen what happened.

He said: “We were called to the scene following reports of groups fighting.

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“It has been confirmed that a 19-year-old man has a broken jaw in two places and a crime of actual bodily harm has been recorded.”

The night of violence comes less than four months following another incident near Caribbean Club.

Last December Laine Pond underwent surgery after one of the arteries in his neck was damaged following a stabbing at the nightspot just before Christmas.

Rory Bantock, 26, of Bury Road, Lawshall, denies a charge of unlawful wounding and his trial, scheduled for two weeks, is due to begin at Ipswich Crown Court later this month.

Anyone with information on Saturday's brawl is asked to contact Pc Frank Ryder on 01473 324788 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Did you witness the brawl? Contact The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788.

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