Martlesham: Two held after teenagers’ jaws broken


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Police are appealing for witnesses after two teenagers had their jaws broken in separate assaults in Martlesham Heath.

Two suspects, a 16-year-old and a 25-year-old, have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

The suspects have been released on police bail. They were each only arrested in connection to one of the alleged attacks which occurred on the same day as Music on the Green.

The first incident happened at The Green.

A 16-year-old boy was detained by officers after another 16-year-old boy sustained a broken jaw during an altercation.

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The teenage suspect must return to Martlesham police investigation centre to answer bail on August 22.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw what happened. The alleged assault occurred on Saturday, July 13, between 9pm and 9.30pm

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During the second incident a 17-year-old boy sustained a broken jaw after he was also assaulted on the green.

It occurred in front of the Douglas Bader public house at The Square around 11pm.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident and must return to the police investigation centre on September 10.

Anne-Marie Breach, a Suffolk Constabulary spokeswoman, said: “Officers have spoken to some witnesses to both incidents but are keen to talk to anyone who saw the altercations and are asking anyone who can help to call DC 506 Ewing or DC 561 Rose at Suffolk Coastal CID by dialling 101.”

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