Man suffers stab wounds in ‘horrific’ attack in Ipswich
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A man suffered stab wounds to his torso and leg in a ‘horrific’ attack in Ipswich on Saturday.
Suffolk Police were called just after 9.35pm to reports that a man had suffered multiple stab wounds in Sirdar Road.
Police and ambulance staff attended the scene and the man was rushed to Ipswich Hospital.
A police spokesman said his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, adding it is believed the attack was ‘targeted’.
He said: “We were called at 9.36pm to reports an adult male had suffered stab wounds in the vicinity of Sirdar Road in Ipswich.
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“The male had suffered injuries to his torso and leg.
“He was conveyed to the hospital on Heath Road.
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“His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
“Police believe this may have been a targeted incident.”
A police spokesman later added it is thought the assault may have taken place in Bramford Road close to the junction with Sirdar Road.
Councillor Chris Chambers, St Margaret’s and Westgate county councillor, described the assault as ‘cowardly’
“I am shocked by yet another stabbing in Westgate area of Ipswich last night,” he said yesterday.
“These violent and cowardly attacks have got to stop.
“The people of Ipswich and in the case of last nights incident, Westgate deserve better and should not have to put up with these terrible acts of violence on their streets.”
Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore described the incident as a ‘ghastly attack.’
“For someone to stab someone like that is horrific,” he said.
“This dreadful violence has to stop. It is wrecking whole communities and damaging the reputation of Ipswich and the county as well.
“I hope the offenders are caught and dealt with severely.
“If anyone knows anything about this they have a moral obligation to report to police.”
If you witnessed the assault or know anything that could assist officers in their investigation, call Suffolk police on 101 quoting CAD 400 of September 1.
Alternatively contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555111 or fill in its anonymous online crime reporting form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org