Police make two arrests in attempted murder probe

IPSWICH: Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed, tied up and robbed at his Chantry home.

Colin Woods’ liver was pierced as he was knifed twice during the burglary in Bittern Close.

He also had to have eight stitches in his head after apparently being smashed over the head with a bottle leaving him covered in blood.

Police investigating the incident today said they have arrested two men from Ipswich. The 21-year-old and 23-year-old were detained earlier this week.

Police say they have also been questioned over another assault on a man in Tern Road.

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Louise Rosher, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Police, said: “A 21-year-old and a 23-year-old, both from Ipswich, were arrested on Monday on suspicion of attempted murder and assault.”

The suspects must now wait to find out whether they will be charged as police make further inquiries.

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Mr Woods, 55, was attacked in the early hours of March 25.

After he was released from hospital following treatment for his wounds, he recalled the terror he felt during the break-in.

Mr Woods said: “I thought ‘this is it’. I thought my time was up. My heart missed a couple of beats. I feel very traumatised.”

Mr Woods was in bed watching television when the robbers broke in. He thought the noise might have been caused by his cat. He was then tied up for a second time.

After the robbers left), Mr Woods struggled free and went to his neighbour’s house for help.

Anyone with information about the case should telephone Detective Sergeant Darren Bruce on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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