Ipswich: Man requires surgery following Royal Wedding day attack

DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Ipswich which has left a man requiring specialist facial surgery.

Police were contacted shortly after 11.30pm on Bank Holiday Friday 29 April following reports that a man was being attacked near the junction of St Helen’s Street and Grove Lane.

Officers arrived to find a 35-year-old man from the town with facial injuries. He was conveyed to Ipswich Hospital where he was treated and subsequently discharged.

The man had been enjoying a street party earlier in the evening before going to the Duke of York pub and spending time with friends.

He then left and was accosted by four men who then punched and kicked him.

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Investigating Officer, Ds Matt Little, said: “Due to the man’s extensive injuries, we have not yet been able to take a statement from him and obtain an accurate account of what happened. In fact, he is due to attend hospital again to have specialist surgery on his face. We are keen to speak to any witnesses who saw this man in the pub or who saw the actual attack.”

Police have not got any descriptions of the suspects.

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Anyone with information in connection with this street robbery is urged to contact detectives at Ipswich police station on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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