'There was blood everywhere' - sister of Ipswich stabbing victims describes 'horrible' aftermath
PUBLISHED: 07:57 22 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:34 22 August 2017
The sister and next door neighbour of a woman stabbed in her Ipswich home last night has described the horrifying scene she came across after hearing screams.
Suffolk police are appealing for witnesses or information following the double stabbing – about a mile from where a knife attack was reported on Saturday night.
Police were called at 10.50pm to reports that two people – a man in his thirties and a woman in her forties – had been stabbed at an address in Hilton Road.
Tina Humphreys, 36, lives next door and is the sister of both victims of what she described as an armed home invasion by masked men. She said her brother, 39, from Liverpool, had been staying with her 44-year-old sister at the time of the attack.
“All I heard was my sister screaming for help,” she said.
“I went to my sister’s house and all she kept saying was my brother’s dying – ‘He’s going to die. Get help quick’.
“It was horrible – just shocking.
“Her leg was just pouring with blood and she was screaming.”
Miss Humphreys’ 17-year-old daughter, and niece of the victims, also went inside to help her uncle, who had stab wounds to the legs, arms and hands, and kept slipping in and out of consciousness.
Miss Humphreys said her sister had lived in the property for the last 12 years, and that she did not know why her siblings were targeted.
“When I asked what happened, she said two blokes came in with masks and stabbed her, and said ‘just give me the money’.
“She shouted for my brother, who came from the kitchen and tried to push one of the guys into the other. They just pushed him into the kitchen and stabbed him.”
Miss Humphreys said the suspects then ran away empty handed.
Both victims were taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment. The man is described as being in a serious but stable condition. The woman sustained a single stab wound to her leg.
Miss Humphreys said her brother was taken to intensive care on arrival at hospital, and that both are due to undergo surgery this morning.
The suspects are described as two men. It is not known if they left by foot or in a vehicle.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD number 523 of August 21.
It comes days after officers were called to reports that the boy had been stabbed in Landseer Road. It is believed he went to a property for help at about 10.40pm on Saturday night.
Yesterday, detectives made four arrests on suspicion of attempted murder after a 16-year-old boy from Ipswich was stabbed in what is thought to have been a targeted attack.
A 62-year-old man, 22-year-old man, and two boys aged 16 and 17 were among five people arrested in Ipswich. A 46-year-old woman was also detained on suspicion of assisting an offender.
The 16-year-old victim was originally being treated in a hospital’s intensive care unit after sustaining multiple stab wounds to his body and legs. Police said his condition is now stable.
Detectives are continuing to appeal to trace three teenage boys, described as white and aged between 14 and 16, who were seen walking towards town along Landseer Road from Nacton Road at the time of the incident.
Meanwhile, following a separate incident early this morning in Newmarket, in which a teenager and a man were stabbed, officers are appealing for witnesses or information.
Police were called at 12.15am to reports that a stabbing had taken place in Green Road, Newmarket.
Officers attended and found two victims – one teenager, who had sustained a single puncture wound to his back, and a 20-year-old man who had received head and arm injuries.
Both victims are thought to be from London. They were taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment and their injuries are not thought to be serious at this time.
Anybody who has any information should call 101 quoting CAD reference ‘four’ of August 22.