Man 'seriously hurt' in Ipswich attack

A MAN is in a serious condition in hospital after he was assaulted by two youths at the weekend.

Anthony Bond

A MAN is in a serious condition in hospital after he was assaulted by two youths at the weekend.

The victim was standing on Hawthorn Drive in Ipswich, close to the junction with Primrose Hill, at 9.38pm on Saturday when he became involved in an argument with two youths - both believed to be around 16 years old.

The man, in his 20s, was then assaulted by the youths which led to him sustaining two wounds to the left and right hand side of his body and bruises to his face.

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He was taken to Ipswich Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition - the wounds are not thought to be life threatening.

Police say it is not clear whether a knife was used in the attack.

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Residents in the area said there was a large police presence following the attack which led to a passageway behind houses on Hawthorn Drive being cordoned off, as well as a grassy verge in front of the houses.

The police helicopter was also searching the area with its searchlight and police officers were seen searching the grassy verge again yesterdaymorning.

A neighbour, who did not wish to be identified, said: “A policeman knocked on my door to see if I had heard anything. There was quite a big area cordoned off and there were police and ambulance people out there.

“My children were worried and a bit scared because there were so many police officers about. Police were searching the grass area and walking backwards and forwards.”

The offenders are described as a white male and a black male, who were both around 16 years old and were on bicycles.

Police are appealing for anyone with information, or anyone who may have seen the males before or after the incident, to call Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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