Police renew appeal over attack

POLICE have made a fresh appeal for information one month after a man was tied up and stabbed in his own home by burglars.

POLICE have made a fresh appeal for information one month after a man was tied up and stabbed in his own home by burglars.

The 55-year-old was targeted at his home in Bittern Close, Ipswich, in the early hours of the morning when two men broke in.

The victim was in bed when the crooks broke in, tied him up and assaulted him before taking his bankcard.

He told police that both the burglars left the flat but returned a short time later and assaulted him again.


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They then fled and the victim was able to raise the alarm with a neighbour.

He was treated in hospital for serious injuries including cuts to his head and stab wounds to his body.

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He has since been released and is recovering but continues to need support to cope with his ordeal.

As the one month anniversary of the attack, which happened on March 25 at around 1am, approaches police have made a new appeal for information.

Both men are described as being aged in their late teens to mid twenties and 5ft 10ins to 6ft tall.

One of them slim built and wearing a black hooded top with the hood up and a scarf covering his face.

The other was stockier and wore a scarf around his face and a grey baseball cap with a logo on the front.

Det Insp Kevin Hayward of Ipswich CID who is leading the investigation said: “A number of lines of enquiry continue to be worked on.

“It is now almost one month on and I want to take this opportunity to again appeal for anyone who has any information about this incident to get in touch.

“Understandably this attack has had a traumatic effect on the victim.

“He continues to be supported by family, friends and Suffolk Police”

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Det Sgt Darren Bruce at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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