Four in hospital with stab wounds following overnight knife attacks in Ipswich and Newmarket

Reported stabbing in Green Road, Newmarket. Picture: ARCHANT

Reported stabbing in Green Road, Newmarket. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Four people were stabbed in overnight knife attacks in Ipswich and Newmarket, police have this morning revealed.

Suffolk police are appealing for witnesses or information following a double stabbing that took place in Ipswich last night.

Police were called at 10.50pm to reports that two people – a man thought to be in his thirties and a woman in her forties – had been stabbed at an address in Hilton Road.

Both victims were taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment. The man sustained multiple stab wounds to his legs, hand and arm. He is described as being in a serious but stable condition. The woman has sustained a single stab wound to her leg.

The suspects are described as two men. It is not known if they left by foot or in a vehicle.

Reported stabbing in Green Road, Newmarket. Picture: ARCHANT

Reported stabbing in Green Road, Newmarket. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD number 523 of August 21.

Following a separate incident early this morning in Newmarket, in which a teenager and a man were stabbed, officers are appealing for witnesses or information.

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Police were called at 12.15am to reports that a stabbing had taken place in Green Road, Newmarket.

Officers attended and found two victims – one teenager, who had sustained a single puncture wound to his back, and a 20-year-old man who had received head and arm injuries.

The scene of a double stabbing in Hilton Road, Ipswich. Picture: COLIN ADWENT

The scene of a double stabbing in Hilton Road, Ipswich. Picture: COLIN ADWENT - Credit: Colin Adwent

Both victims are thought to be from London. They were taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment and their injuries are not thought to be serious at this time.

Anybody who has any information should call 101 quoting CAD reference ‘four’ of August 22.

It comes days after officers were called to reports that a 16-year-old boy had been stabbed in Landseer Road, Ipswich. It is believed he went to a property for help at about 10.40pm on Saturday night.

Yesterday, detectives made four arrests on suspicion of attempted murder after the 16-year-old boy from Ipswich was stabbed in what is thought to have been a targeted attack.

A 62-year-old man, 22-year-old man, and two boys aged 16 and 17 were among five people arrested in Ipswich. A 46-year-old woman was also detained on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The 16-year-old victim was originally being treated in a hospital’s intensive care unit after sustaining multiple stab wounds to his body and legs. Police said his condition is now stable.

Detectives are continuing to appeal to trace three teenage boys, described as white and aged between 14 and 16, who were seen walking towards town along Landseer Road from Nacton Road at the time of the incident.

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