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Police still searching for man following serious assault in west Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 14:22 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:22 23 August 2018

Shillitoe Close in Bury St Edmunds Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Shillitoe Close in Bury St Edmunds Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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Police are still searching for a man involved with a serious assault in Bury St Edmunds at the weekend.

Officers were called around 6.35pm on Saturday to reports of an assault taking place outside in Shillitoe Close involving two men.

One man, aged in his 20s, was found at the scene having sustained a serious head injury while another man, who had already left the scene, was reported to have suffered a stab injury to his leg or left side.

It is understood the man limped off towards Albert Crescent in the direction of the town centre and has still not be located by police.

The man who suffered a head injury was taken to hospital, where he currently remains in a stable condition.

His injuries are not believed to life-threatening or life-changing.

The man who left the location is described as white, 6ft 4in tall, aged 25-30 years, of skinny build with black hair, and was wearing a black jumper, blue jeans and a baseball cap.

It is understood that he spoke with an eastern European accent.

Officers recovered a knife nearby on Albert Crescent a short time later which is thought to be have been used in the assault.

Detectives investigating the incident believe it was a targeted attack.

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting reference 37/47183/18.

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