Man arrested after serious attack in Haverhill last night

The Haverhill Tesco where the incident happened. Picture: ARCHANT

The Haverhill Tesco where the incident happened. Picture: ARCHANT

A Suffolk supermarket was the scene of heavy police presence yesterday.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm following the assault in Haverhill.

Detectives confirmed earlier this morning that they were called at 7.56pm on April 12 to reports that a 25-year-old man had been attacked with an axe-type weapon in the car park of Tesco in Cangle Road, Haverhill.

A spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 7.59pm yesterday (April 12) to reports of an incident in the Tesco car park on Cangle Road, Haverhill.

“An ambulance crew was dispatched to the scene to help.

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“A man was assessed and treated at the scene for a head injury. The patient was taken to hospital for further treatment.”

The victim was found to have sustained three cuts to his head, two cuts to his arms and bruising to his back.

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He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for treatment but was discharged the same evening.

The suspect, who fled the scene at the time, was arrested shortly after 9am this morning, and is currently in custody at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he is awaiting questioning.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting crime reference 19761/18.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or fill out an anonymous online form at

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