Man taken to hospital after Ipswich town centre assault

A police cordon is in place outside the former Debenhams store in Ipswich

A police cordon is in place outside the former Debenhams store in Ipswich - Credit: Matthew Earth

A man has been taken to hospital after being assaulted in Ipswich town centre.

Officers from Suffolk police were called to the town shortly after 1.45pm on Wednesday, June 9, after receiving reports a man had been assaulted outside the former Debenhams store in Westgate Street.

Paramedics were seen treating the man for his injuries at the scene. His injuries are not understood to be life-threatening or life-changing.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said a cordon will remain in place outside the store while an investigation into the circumstances takes place.

CCTV images are also being reviewed, she said.

Police were called to the scene after the man was assaulted on Wednesday afternoon 

Police were called to the scene after the man was assaulted on Wednesday afternoon - Credit: Matthew Earth

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service confirmed the man was taken to Ipswich Hospital for further assessment and care.

She said: "We sent one ambulance and an ambulance officer vehicle to Westgate Street in Ipswich at around 1.40pm today following reports a man had been injured.

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"They treated one patient at the scene before transporting him to Ipswich Hospital for further assessment and care.

Witnesses, or those with information, are asked to call Suffolk police on 101, quoting CAD 186 of June 9. 

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