Man released in stabbing probe

A MAN, who was questioned by police today following reports of an alleged stabbing, has been released without charge.

Rebecca Lefort

A MAN, who was questioned by police today following reports of an alleged stabbing, has been released without charge.

The 23-year-old man was arrested last night on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and was being questioned in police custody. However the Crown Prosecution Service decided that no further action would be taken and he was released.

Officers set wide cordon in the area near the Robert Ransome pub in Tower Street after an injured man was seen walking shirtless along Tower Street, bleeding from the face and carrying a foot injury at about 5.45pm yesterday.


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The injured man, 23, was taken to hospital with injuries to his face and foot. He later discharged himself.

A search of the area was made and a six-inch steak knife was found nearby in bushes.

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A spokesman for Suffolk police said officers were called to reports of an injured man staggering from the direction of Christchurch Park.

The pub remained open while police carried out their investigation.

He added: “The man had several wounds to his face and neck which required hospital treatment.

“A knife was located in the bushes nearby. A six inch steak knife.”

Nadine Weatherley, 32, was in the Robert Ransome pub with friends when the incident happened.

She said: “We were sitting eating our dinner and the next thing we know this chap was sliding all over the place.

“He had a Sainsbury's bag on his foot.

“He was bare-chested with blood all over his face.”

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