Teenagers face no further action

NO further action is to be taken against two Ipswich teenagers arrested on suspicion of stabbing a 27-year-old man on Chantry estate.

NO further action is to be taken against two Ipswich teenagers arrested on suspicion of stabbing a 27-year-old man on Chantry estate.

The attack occurred in Hawthorn Drive shortly before 9.40pm on Saturday, March 7.

The victim, Chris Barnes, of Hawthorn Drive, was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment and in the days that followed his condition was described as serious, but stable.

Mr Barnes spent nearly two weeks in Ipswich Hospital recovering from his wounds, before being discharged.

He was said to have sustained two stab wounds to the left and right-hand side of his body, along with bruises during the alleged assault.

Police have never said what weapon was used to cause the injuries.

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Around two weeks after the attack police said they had arrested an 18-year-old male and a 17-year-old male in connection with the stabbing, which occurred near the junction with Primrose Hill.

The pair were questioned on suspicion of assault/grievous bodily harm.

After being quizzed they were released on bail and were due to return to Ipswich police station two days ago .

However, the teenagers are no longer under arrest.

Anne-Marie Breach, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Police said: “The inquiry remains open and anybody with new information is asked to contact Detective Constable Julian Davis at Ipswich police station on 01473 613500 and Crimestoppers 0800 555111.”

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