Teenager stabbed in Kesgrave

INVESTIGATIONS have begun after a teenager was stabbed in Kesgrave.Police were called to Sewell Wontner Close in the town at about 7.30pm yesterday to reports a 17-year-old male had been stabbed in the stomach.

By Jo Macdonald and Paul Geater . . . paul.geater@eveningstar.co.uk>

POLICE were today continuing to interview a man following a weekend stabbing in a quiet Suffolk estate.

Residents of Grange Farm in Kesgrave were stunned when police swooped on a quiet residential close on Saturday evening after a teenager was stabbed.

Most knew nothing about the incident – but found their lives disrupted for about 20 hours after police threw a massive cordon around the area.

The 17-year-old victim was taken to hospital with stomach wounds, but his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Police were called to Sewell Wontner Close in the town at about 7.30pm on Saturday after getting an emergency call.

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They sealed off the quiet close of detached homes opposite Kesgrave's Tesco supermarket.

"We arrived home from holiday and had to show them proof that we lived here before they would allow us through the cordon," said one resident who asked not to be named.

Police remained in the area all night, and the cordon remained yesterday morning while they searched nearby.

Residents knew nothing about the incident, but were shocked when police descended on their quiet close.

"We've never seen anything like this around here, no one knows what has happened," said another resident.

Most of the people we spoke to in the area did not know why the police had arrived and were keen to find out anything they could from reporters at the scene.

A man was arrested yesterday and taken to Ipswich police station for questioning about the incident and was expected to be questioned further today .