Alleged drug dealing links to Newmarket knife attack as six people arrested after two people attacked

Green Road, Newmarket, where two people were stabbed on August 22. Picture: MATT REASON

Green Road, Newmarket, where two people were stabbed on August 22. Picture: MATT REASON - Credit: Archant

Six people have been arrested, five on suspicion of supplying drugs, after a knife attack near Newmarket station saw two people rushsed to hospital.

Police investigating the incident, which happened at around 12.15am yesterday (August 22) in Green Road, Newmarket, have made six arrests as part of their enquiries.

A teenage boy sustained a single puncture wound to his back and a man in his 20s suffered a head injury and slash wounds to his back and leg. They were taken to hospital and have since been discharged after receiving treatment for their injuries.

Following initial police enquiries, six people have now been arrested in connection with this incident and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Three of these arrests were made by officers after they attended an address in Bill Rickaby Drive:

A 25-year-old woman from Newmarket, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, and being concerned in supplying a controlled drug (currently in police custody).

A 28-year-old woman from Newmarket, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supplying a controlled drug (currently in police custody).

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A 28-year-old man from Newmarket, was arrested as he was wanted on recall to prison

The details of the other three arrests are as follows:

A 23-year-old man from London, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supplying a controlled drug, obstructing police, and driving offences (currently in police custody).

A 20-year-old man from London, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supplying a controlled drug (released on bail until Tuesday, September 12).

A 16-year-old boy from London, arrested on suspicion being concerned in supplying a controlled drug, and possession of an offensive weapon (released on bail until Tuesday, September 12).

• Detectives are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to this incident to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101, quoting reference 56107/17, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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