Two men stabbed in separate incidents

A MAN had to be taken to hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed in Sudbury and suffering heavy blood loss.The incident was the second stabbing at the weekend, which also saw a man needing emergency surgery after an artery in his leg was cut in an incident in Ipswich.

A MAN had to be taken to hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed in Sudbury and suffering heavy blood loss.

The incident was the second stabbing at the weekend, which also saw a man needing emergency surgery after an artery in his leg was cut in an incident in Ipswich.

A 31-year-old man was stabbed in Sudbury on Saturday evening and initially the victim's injuries were thought to be life threatening after emergency services reported heavy blood loss.

However, the victim was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital where his health improved and his condition was described as serious but not life threatening.


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Another man, 33, was arrested in connection with the offence and was taken to Ipswich police station.

Police were called to the incident, which happened at 8.30pm to the east of the town centre, after a member of the public reported a disturbance, which turned out to be a fight between two men.

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Another man, believed to be in his early twenties, needed emergency surgery after bring stabbed in the leg, with what police described as a “sharp implement”, possibly a knife, at Ipswich Waterfront.

The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning and the man received treatment at Ipswich Hospital.

Inspector Nick Stonehouse from Suffolk Police's control room at the force's Martlesham headquarters said: “He was stabbed in the leg and it went through an artery.”

Police and paramedics were called at about 1am after a fight broke out in the Key Street area in Ipswich town centre and officers sealed off an area in front of the old Paul's Maltings building near the water's edge, about 100metres along from the Old Customs House.

A spokeswoman for East Anglian Ambulance Service said: “We were called to Key Street shortly before 1am. A male in his early twenties had been stabbed in the leg. His condition was said to be serious and he was taken to Ipswich Hospital.”

Suffolk police said yesterday three people were arrested and released on bail but the condition of the victim was unknown.

Anyone with any information on the incidents should contact Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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