A rural Suffolk community is in "shock" after a man was stabbed multiple times in the front garden of a property and died from his wounds.

Residents in Ipswich Avenue in Sutton, near Woodbridge, said they heard "hysterical screaming" shortly before 9pm on Sunday and went outside to find the man bleeding from injuries to his front and back.

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One neighbour, a first aider who cares for the elderly, gave the man CPR for 20 minutes before ambulance crews took over, but they were unable to save his life.

East Anglian Daily Times: The scene in SuttonThe scene in Sutton (Image: Newsquest)

An air ambulance was also called to attend to the 37-year-old, which was believed to have landed in the grounds of nearby Sandlings Primary School.

Police detained a 42-year-old man from Ipswich at the scene and subsequently arrested him on suspicion of murder.

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A police cordon was in place on Monday morning and a white tent could be seen in front of a bungalow, while forensics officers in white overalls were active within the cordoned-off area.

East Anglian Daily Times: Ipswich Avenue resident Jim Wallace heard 'hysterical screaming' as the incident unfoldedIpswich Avenue resident Jim Wallace heard 'hysterical screaming' as the incident unfolded (Image: Newsquest)A police car was parked across the road in front of the cordon and was subsequently joined by another police car and van.

The estate where the incident took place is close to the British Army's Rock Barracks, HQ of the 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment, and the homes are occupied by a mix of civilians and military personnel.

However, the bungalow where the incident took place was understood to have been let to a civilian tenant.

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Recovery vehicle driver Jim Wallace described hearing "loud banging" which got his attention, adding that the community in that area was very "hands-on" - and quickly rushed to provide support and assistance.

He also heard "hysterical screaming" which was believed to be coming from the victim's partner and witnessed the victim on his knees in the aftermath of the stabbing.

He said while one neighbour provided first aid, another looked after a seven-year-old boy who was present at the scene and witnessed the unfolding events.

East Anglian Daily Times: The scene in Ipswich Avenue, Sutton HeathThe scene in Ipswich Avenue, Sutton Heath (Image: Newsquest)Mr Wallace, who lives nearby, added: "It is very unusual, you don't have this happen here. It should not happen anywhere, but it should not happen here. Everyone is completely shocked."

He described the police response as "phenomenal" and said the first officers were on the scene within minutes, possibly due to the location of the area close to a military barracks.

Mr Wallace added: "It is a very safe community and when that disturbance started, they (residents) were very quick in their response and they came in their numbers and they really made their presence known.

"People don't stand back here. They get hands-on."

East Suffolk councillor James Mallinder, who covers Sutton, said: "We are totally shocked in the community. 

East Anglian Daily Times: James Mallinder, East Suffolk councillorJames Mallinder, East Suffolk councillor (Image: James Mallinder)

"It is a quiet area on the peninsula and we are deeply concerned and of course, I am deeply concerned for the wellbeing of the family and friends of the victim and my thoughts and prayers go out to them.

"As a local councillor I am asking anyone who knows anything about the situation to please contact the police.

"It is a very quiet area and a rural community where these things just don't happen and it has come as a great shock to the whole of the community on the peninsula."

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have information relating to the incident, particularly anyone driving along Ipswich Avenue at the time who may have dashcam footage.

To report the incident, visit the Major Incident Public Reporting Portal of Suffolk police or call 101.