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Video: Two men held on suspicion of GBH after man reportedly stabbed in Ridley Road, Bury St Edmunds

16:31 04 November 2014

Police and forensics work the crime scene in Ridley Road.

Police and forensics work the crime scene in Ridley Road.

Two men are in police custody today after a man sustained injuries to his chest and face in an alleged stabbing in Bury St Edmunds.

The suspects, who are both said to live in the town, were arrested after an incident occurred in Ridley Road.

The 43-year-old and 47-year-old suspects were detained on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

The alleged wounding occurred shortly after 6.30pm yesterday.

After being taken to the Bury St Edmunds’ police investigation centre the men spent the night in custody before being questioned by officers today.

Police said they were alerted to the incident by a telephone call from a member of the public.

When officers arrived they found the victim, who is in his 40s and also lives in the town, in the street.

Paramedics were called shortly just after 7.05pm.

A spokesman for the East of England Service NHS Ambulance Trust said an ambulance crew arrived at the scene shortly before 7.15pm

After initially treating the casualty for 20 minutes he was then taken to West Suffolk Hospital, arriving at 7.40pm, for further treatment.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said the man’s condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

Police units and the police helicopter were used as officers searched the area.

The two suspects were detained in Linnet Road.

A crime scene was set up in Ridley Road and remained in place overnight.

Today a police community support officer was stationed outside a bunglaow in Ridley Road.

Around 10 officers arrived in mid-afternoon with sticks as if they were about to commence a search.

It is not known whether any weapon has been found.

Charlotte Parker, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary, said: “Two men have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after a man was injured in Bury St Edmunds.

“Police were called at approximately 6.45pm on Monday to reports of a disturbance in Ridley Road.

“On arrival, police found a man suffering from chest and facial injuries. He was taken to West Suffolk General Hospital.

“Two men were located shortly afterwards following a police search. They have been taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.”

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