Two hurt during ‘violent assault’ in Ipswich town centre shop

Upper Orwell Street in Ipswich

Upper Orwell Street in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

A man was attacked and a woman dragged up a flight of stairs in what police are describing as a violent assault in a shop in Ipswich town centre on Saturday morning.

Suffolk police CCTV footage after violent assault in shop in Upper Orwell Street

Suffolk police CCTV footage after violent assault in shop in Upper Orwell Street - Credit: Archant

The incident took place at 9.30am in a premises in Upper Orwell Street.

A man entered the store and assaulted the male victim, grabbing him around the neck.

Another man then entered and grabbed the female victim, dragging her up a staircase and pinning her down.

The male victim was then further assaulted by the first suspect, who threw him to the ground before kicking him in the head.

Suffolk police CCTV footage after violent assault in shop in Upper Orwell Street

Suffolk police CCTV footage after violent assault in shop in Upper Orwell Street - Credit: Archant


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He sustained minor wounds to his head and face.

Nothing is believed to have been stolen during the incident.

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Suffolk police has released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

The first man is described as white but with a tanned complexion, at least 6 foot tall, of a strong build, aged in his thirties, with dark coloured hair and was wearing a black jacket and sunglasses when he entered the shop.

The second man is described as white, bald, shorter than the first man, aged in his thirties and was wearing dark coloured clothing and sunglasses.

Anyone who can identify the men in the images or who has any further information relating to the incident is asked to contact Ipswich CID on 101 quoting crime reference IC/15/4379.

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