Man in 40s stabbed at town centre multi-storey car park

A man has been stabbed near a multi-storey car park in Bury St Edmunds

A man has been stabbed near a multi-storey car park in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Archant

A man in his 40s has been taken to hospital after being stabbed at a multi-storey car park in Bury St Edmunds. 

Emergency services were called to Parkway car park in the town centre just before 2.30pm today, Monday, July 4.

A man was taking to West Suffolk Hospital with stab wounds

A man was taking to West Suffolk Hospital with stab wounds - Credit: Archant

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "Officers were called to reports that a man had been stabbed in Bury St Edmunds at the multi-storey car park. 

"A man was taken to West Suffolk Hospital by ambulance with stab wounds, but the severity of any injuries are not clear at this stage.

"The car park has been closed by police and there is a scene in place whilst investigations take place.

"Officers understand the challenges people will face being unable to access their vehicles and are working hard to resolve this issue as soon as possible."

A police cordon has been put in place at the car park

A police cordon has been put in place at the car park - Credit: Archant

No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing the spokesman confirmed. 

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Around seven police cars have been spotted at the scene of the incident. 

A crowd of around 60 people, including workmen and visitors to Bury, are congregating opposite the multi-storey car park, waiting for news regarding if they are able to retrieve their vehicles from inside. 

Many people among the crowd have been waiting for more than an hour already. 

People were allowed to enter the car park to reach their cars by about 5.30pm.

Bury St Edmunds Town Council mayor, Peter Thompson said local people should not be scared to carry on their daily business in the town centre.

Mr Thompson said: "People who are going about their daily business really have nothing to fear. 

Peter Thompson, the Mayor of Bury was in attendance at the 10th aniversary memorial of RAF servicema

Peter Thompson, the Mayor of Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Charlotte Bond

"Bury St Edmunds is still one of the safest places in the UK to live and enjoy life, and I would urge citizens to go about their daily business. 

"Incidents of this nature are usually specifically between people who know each other, and the wider public really have nothing to fear. 

"As part of my role as mayor I am in regular contact with the safer neighbourhood team and the wider police force."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information, is asked to contact Suffolk Police quoting CAD 218 of today, July 4.