Ipswich: Shock after Norwich Road incident leaves man with facial injuries

CONCERNED residents today told of their shock after police swarmed to a busy town street after a man was allegedly “slashed in the face”.

Police were called to Norwich Road shortly before 6.15pm yesterday after an incident left a man suffering from facial injuries.

Officers arrived at the scene where they found a man, believed to have been attacked with a glass.

A section of pavement was cordoned off while scenes of crimes officers scoured the scene for evidence to help establish exactly what went on.

There have been a number of incidents in the surrounding area in recent weeks which police are currently dealing with. It is not known if these incidents are linked.

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A police spokesman said that the man had not been seriously injured and that officers were last night speaking with the injured man in hospital.

“There is a possibility that the man was injured following an attack, but it is yet unknown.

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“The man’s injuries are not life threatening or life changing.”

The 43-year-old suffered cuts to his face and was taken to Ipswich Hospital for further treatment by the ambulance service’s rapid response team. It is believed that blood was found on the pavement.

A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said that they had been called to reports that a man had been “slashed in the face”.

A town resident, who saw the police activity while driving home from work, said that he saw a number of police in the area.

He said: “It appears that police have taped off a section of pavement.

“There are several police officers at the scene as well. I could see lots of bright lights in the area too.”

Another resident said: “By the amount of police tape it was clear that there was something going on.

“With scientific services there and a police photographer, it was clear that there was a forensic examination going on outside one of the multiple occupation properties.”

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