max temp: 16°C

min temp: 15°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Update: Manhunt continues after 32-year-old left in serious condition following stabbing in Sapphire Close, Ipswich

06:25 08 July 2014

The police cordon near Sapphire Close, Ipswich

The police cordon near Sapphire Close, Ipswich

An Ipswich stabbing victim was still being treated in hospital last night after sustaining wounds to his chest, arm and abdomen.

The police cordon near Sapphire Close, IpswichThe police cordon near Sapphire Close, Ipswich

The 32-year-old was left with what were described as serious injuries after being attacked on a footpath behind Sapphire Close, near Bramford Road, Ipswich, on Sunday night.

Police were still hunting the man’s attacker last night.

The stabbing occurred between 9.50pm and 10.20pm.

The victim is said to have become involved in an altercation with another man on the footpath.

A police cordon was put up around the area which officers said would be lifted yesterday afternoon.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “The offender has not been located, but enquiries are still ongoing.”

The victim was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where his condition was described as ‘stable’.

This morning, police said they are still keen to hear from anyone who had been in the area and witnessed the incident.

Anyone with information should telephone Ipswich CID on 101 quoting IW/14/2313 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.



  • All the criminals and gangs etc know there is police cuts and not a bobby in site. There is the occasional town ranger. European gangs require serious policing and cash. You're in deep trouble.

    Report this comment


    Sunday, July 13, 2014

  • This afternoon in Town just spoke to a retired Police Inspector who was less than complimentary about the police, PCSO's and every other person in uniform. He said the Police in this Town talk a really good job but do not deliver. Perhaps He stated a new Central Commander is starting. Well Inspector Hinett will you deliver and actually deal with beggars, drinkers and other anti social behaviour. All they have to do is implement the law, the powers are there, use them.

    Report this comment

    Joseph Marshall

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • @Supernova6: Please do not mention the word "censor" on these comments' pages; too close to home!

    Report this comment


    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Why no description of the attacker? Did the police not supply the Star with one? I hope this information is not being censored and adversely effecting the hunt for this criminal.

    Report this comment


    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Citizen have to agree .maybe the next violent trailer could be made in Ipswich ... Ipswich entre at your own risk. The town with crime so bad even the police don't come out after dark...

    Report this comment

    Lee mundy

    Monday, July 7, 2014

  • @Lee Mundy - it would make a great promotional video though wouldn't it?

    Report this comment


    Monday, July 7, 2014

  • Whilst the Police are more concerned with changing the fixture dates for ITFC, what can we expect?

    Report this comment

    Brian Betts

    Monday, July 7, 2014

  • Ipswich town twinned with the bronks of new York. this town is sadly one of the worst places for crime . disgusted by its crime level

    Report this comment

    Lee mundy

    Monday, July 7, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Needham Market train station. All train have been cancelled on the Cambridge to Ipswich line after an incident.

Blocked lines at Needham Market, closed after a body was found on the tracks close to the railway station, have been re-opened.

Julian King and Ian Lea talk about custom bikes at the Copdock Motorcycle Show.

There was something for all motorcycle enthusiasts at Trinity Park over the weekend as a popular event returned for its 24th year.

Bury Magistrates Court.

Only a few days remain for people to object to government proposals to cut the number of magistrates’ courts in Suffolk.

New report on prosperity in seaside towns

New research has highlighted the importance of entrepreneurs in helping to revive seaside towns that have fallen into decline and unlock further potential in those already prospering.

Dr Daniel Poulter MP

Former health minister Dan Poulter had accused the Government of imposing excessive working hours and compromising patient safety with its new junior doctor contracts.

Rachael Watson

A 42-year-old woman who has faced challenges including marriage breakdown, drug addiction and homelessness has transformed her life and could win a national award.

Lord Nelson

You might wonder why the Lord Nelson in Fore Street has a glazed brick elevation to the ground floor when it is clearly a timber framed building of some considerable age, writes John Norman, of the Ipswich Society.

Olly Rofix drove a tractor the length of the country to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust 10 years after he was diagnosed with leukaemia

A Suffolk adventurer has returned from his latest expedition – from Lands End to John O’Groats on the back of a 1952 tractor.

Sam Harvey - the war hero immortalised in our culture

Last week, Mike Peters told the story of Suffolk Victoria Cross winner Sergeant Arthur Saunders.

Roof repairwork is under way at the Guildhall in Bury.

A plea has been made for donations to help transform what is believed to be the oldest complete civic building in England into a heritage centre.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages