Six arrested in connection to Newmarket knife attack are released pending further enquiries

Green Road, Newmarket, where two people were stabbed on August 22. Picture: MATT REASON

Green Road, Newmarket, where two people were stabbed on August 22. Picture: MATT REASON - Credit: Archant

Six people arrested in connection with a double stabbing in Newmarket have been released from police custody pending further enquiries.

Police were called at 12.15am on Tuesday, August 22, to reports two people had been assaulted in Green Road.

A teenage boy had suffered a single puncture wound to his neck and a man in his 20s suffered a head injury and slash wounds to his back and leg.

Both were taken to hospital and have since been discharged after receiving treatment for their injuries.

Three people were arrested after officers visited a house in Bill Rickaby Drive.

A 25-year-old woman from Newmarket, arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and being concerned in supplying a controlled drug, and a 28-year-old woman from Newmarket, arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supplying a controlled drug, have been released on bail until Friday, September 15

A 28-year-old man from Newmarket, arrested as he was wanted on recall to prison, has now been returned to the prison system.

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Three more people were arrested in connection to the assault and later released pending further enquiries.

A 23-year-old man from Colchester, arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supplying a controlled drug, obstructing police and driving offences, has been released under investigation.

A 20-year-old man from London, arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supplying a controlled drug and a 16-year-old boy from London, arrested on suspicion being concerned in supplying a controlled drug and possession of an offensive weapon, have been released on bail until Tuesday, September 12.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to this incident to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101, quoting reference 56107/17, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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