Screwdriver stab attack terror

A SHOCKING screwdriver attack carried out in broad daylight and in a busy Ipswich street was today the subject of a major investigation by detectives.

Josh Warwick

A SHOCKING screwdriver attack carried out in broad daylight and in a busy Ipswich street was today the subject of a major investigation by detectives.

A 23-year-old is recovering from a number of puncture wounds to his head and neck after the sickening stabbing in the town's London Road at around 2.30pm yesterday.

Police, who had been called to the scene following reports that a group of men had been brawling near the Sainsbury's superstore in Hadleigh Road, initially thought the weapon used had been a knife.


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However it soon became apparent that a screwdriver had been used to inflict injuries to the victim, who is from the Ipswich area.

The group were seen fleeing towards Sainsbury's petrol station car park when one of them launched a brick through a window of a BMW 520 car.

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It is believed detectives were today due to interview the victim.

The incident came soon after the launch of another stabbing probe which followed the serious assault of a 33-year-old man in Ipswich's Old Foundry Road on Tuesday.

The victim was approached by two men at around 9pm who asked for the time and then demanded cash. When he refused, a sharp object was plunged into his stomach before the pair fled empty-handed.

Nobody has been arrested in relation to either attack.

Paramedics were called to yesterday's stabbing soon after 2.30pm and found the 23-year-old with several wounds. He was taken by ambulance to Ipswich Hospital.

Police conducted a thorough search of the area but were unable to find anyone involved in the attack.

An employee of nearby bike shop Ranelagh Cycles said: “The first we heard about anything was when the police turned up.

“They came in to ask if we had seen or heard any commotion down the road but none of us knew about it.”

Meanwhile, police have released details of the two men involved in Tuesday's attack.

The first man was black, aged between 20 and 30, of slim build and with Afro-style hair.

The second was also black, aged between 30 and 40, of medium build and was wearing a dark baseball cap, a red T-shirt and trainers.

The victim was taken to hospital with a wound to his stomach, which was treated with stitches.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to call police on 01473 613500.

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