Fourth suspect arrested over stabbing released on bail

A huge police presence was at the scene of a stabbing on the Moreton Hall estate Picture: ARCHANT

A huge police presence was at the scene of a stabbing on the Moreton Hall estate Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder in connection with a stabbing in Bury St Edmunds has been bailed.

Officers were called shortly after 11.35pm on October 25, following reports that a man had been stabbed in the car park outside The Moreton Hall pub in Lawson Place.

The victim was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with life-threatening injuries, where he remains in a stable condition.

Police taped off a large area near the pub and the car park outside it while investigation work took place at the scene.

Yesterday, a 32-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.


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He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned and subsequently released on bail until November 25.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing a helicopter landing in the nearby Heldhaw field, and said it was there for more than an hour before taking off.

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There was a huge police presence on the Moreton Hall estate in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It was not a random attack, they said, and is believed to be targeted.

Three other suspects have also been arrested.

A 29-year-old man from Haverhill was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder on October 28. He has been released on bail until November 25.

A 29-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds and a 24-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder on October 26. The 24-year-old was released on bail until November 18 and the 29-year-old was released under investigation.

One woman, who lives nearby but did not want to give her name, said: "It's horrifying. It's one thing after another. It's so sad."

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity or has knowledge of the incident should contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference 37/64977/19.

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