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Ipswich: Teenager charged with GBH after stabbing at St Catherine’s Court

PUBLISHED: 09:57 19 July 2014 | UPDATED: 09:59 19 July 2014

Scene of the incident at St Catherine's Court in Ipswich.

Scene of the incident at St Catherine's Court in Ipswich.

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A teenage boy has today been charged following a stabbing incident in Ipswich.

Officers were called to a car park near St Catherine’s Court in the Stoke Park area of Ipswich at about 1.20pm on Wednesday following a report that a 15-year-old boy had received a single stab wound to his back.

A 15-year-old boy from Ipswich, who was arrested the following day in connection with the incident, has now been charged with causing grievous bodily harm, committing burglary and theft and possessing a knife in a public place.

The boy – who cannot be named for legal reasons – was due to appear at court in Ipswich today.

The victim, who was found in a car park between a set of garages and a block of flats in St Catherine’s Court, remains in a stable condition in hospital.

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Witham MP Priti Patel faced questions over the prospect of a possible Cabinet return this morning in her first broadcast interview since quitting over her secret meetings with senior Israeli figures last year.

This is the last week that market traders will operate from Ipswich’s Cornhill for at least a year as work to rebuild the town centre is due to start.

Young apprentices in Haverhill have been honoured at an awards ceremony held to celebrate their successes and achievements.

Drivers are being warned they could face delays as roadworks begin at one of Ipswich’s busiest junctions this morning.

The government has still not agreed a deal to end its £50m commitment for the regional fire control “white elephant” in Cambridgeshire – nearly two years after negotiations started.

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