Ipswich: Four arrests follow attack on shop keeper

Police are today questioning four men following an attack on a shop keeper in Ipswich.

The 33-year-old man is recovering at home after being treated at Ipswich Hospital for a small puncture wound to his left forearm.

Police said he was attacked by three men at a shop in Benezet Street, at around 4.40pm yesterday.

A vehicle was later stopped by police in Victoria Street, Ipswich, at around 8.30pm. The occupants, a 29-year-old Ipswich man and a 26-year-old man from Hull were both arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Officers this morning exercised three warrants - two in London Road and one in Surrey Road, Ipswich.

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A 19-year-old Ipswich man was arrested at 5.49am this morning at the Surrey Road address on suspicion of the Benezet Street GBH and an 18-year-old Ipswich man was arrested at 6.11am this morning at one of the London Road addresses in connection with the same incident.

All the men are currently awaiting questioning at Ipswich police station

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A 22-year-old man was also arrested at 6.05am this morning at one of the London Road addresses on suspicion of an unrelated GBH in the early hours of New Years day at an address in Surrey Road, Ipswich, where a 37-year-old man sustained an injury to his forehead.

He is currently in custody at Ipswich police station awaiting questioning.

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