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Update: Man critically ill after bus attack in Ipswich

22:05 13 December 2012

A man in his 60s in a critical condition after he was assaulted on a bus in Defoe Road, Ipswich.

A man in his 60s in a critical condition after he was assaulted on a bus in Defoe Road, Ipswich.

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A MAN is fighting for his life in hospital after being assaulted on a bus tonight.

The man, in his 60s, had been travelling on an Ipswich Buses service on route 10.

When the bus stopped in Defoe Road at around 6.05pm, three other male passengers pushed him from it causing him to hit his head.

The man suffered a head injury and has been taken to Ipswich Hospital for further treatment. His condition is described as critical.

An East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) spokesman confirmed the man was knocked unconscious.

He said: “His condition worsened so it was imperative that we got him to hospital as soon as possible.

“He is seriously ill.”

The three men got off the bus and ran into Macauley Road.

They are all white, of medium build, around 5ft 7ins tall and in their late 20s.

One was wearing a woolly hat and a grey bomber jacket, another was wearing a grey hooded top under a jacket.

Officers are speaking to other passengers on the bus and have been searching the area to find the trio.

Anyone who may have seen the men running from the bus or in the nearby area should call Ipswich CID on 101.

9 comments

  • Firstly IBC buses do have CCTV, praying for this gentleman to pull through n make a full recovery.... as for the offenders they need to be caught and made an example of wot did that poor man do to them!!!!!!!!

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    gee knock

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • what they did is absolutely disgusting how do people like that sleep at nite knowing what they have done that poor man and his family i dont suppose they are feeling any remorse or guilt i hope they find who did this and my thoughts are with the gentleman praying he pulls through and has a speedy recovery.

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    Christina Ward

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • There's only one way to teach these animals when they are caught and that is to remove their freedom but anyone here confident that the courts will give them anything more than a "naughty boy" dressing down? I certainly have no faith in our courts to give appropriate punishments to these feral cowards. I wish the gentleman to make a complete recovery

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    Dopey Donkey

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • Firstly IBC buses do have CCTV, praying for this gentleman to pull through n make a full recovery.... as for the offenders they need to be caught and made an example of wot did that poor man do to them!!!!!!!!

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    gee knock

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • Disgusting behaviour - 3 against 1 and an old man as well. What big men they must think they are. Hope they get caught.

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    Sam

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • Cowards. They have probably done things like this all of their life and will continue, I try to avoid bus travel in Ipswich and even standing in bus queues after incidents - but at only 6pm you would think you would be safe.

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    Ellie

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

  • Really hope they find who done this, makes me sick

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    SianMoss

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

  • Do Ipswich buses have CCTV ?

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

  • Three younger males pushed a 60 year old, what a bunch of inbred cowards.

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    pukkatrukka

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

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