Police probe town centre attack

POLICE are today appealing for witnesses after a vicious attack took place in Ipswich town centre in the early hours of this morning.

POLICE are today appealing for witnesses after a vicious attack took place in Ipswich town centre in the early hours of this morning.

The assault happened outside Fire & Ice in Tacket Street at about 1.50am todayand left a 44-year-old victim with a broken jaw and another victim with a swollen eye. It is thought they were kicked in the head.

Both men were taken to Ipswich Hospital with their injuries.

Four men, a 19-year-old, a 30-year-old, and two 20-year-olds, have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and were being questioned by police officers today.


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A Suffolk Police spokesman said: “Four men were arrested and are in custody being questioned by police. This was quite a nasty incident.

“One of the victims had a broken jaw and another man got a swollen eye.”

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A spokeswoman added: “If there was anyone in the area, we would like to hear from them.”

An ambulance was also called to the scene and discovered the men were unconscious.

A spokeswoman from the East of England Ambulance Trust said: “We sent two vehicles to the scene at 1.47am.

“The patients were unconscious on arrival. They were taken to Ipswich Hospital.”

If you saw anything and can help police with their enquiries, call duty detective sergeant at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Do you know the victims involved or saw anything at the time? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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