Two stabbed in street attack

A GANG repeatedly stabbed a man during an horrific street attack in a Suffolk town before kicking him unconscious.Police said the group - which included young men and women - then turned on the victim's friend as he tried to fend them off, leaving him with a stab wound to his neck.

A GANG repeatedly stabbed a man during an horrific street attack in a Suffolk town before kicking him unconscious.

Police said the group - which included young men and women - then turned on the victim's friend as he tried to fend them off, leaving him with a stab wound to his neck.

Detectives last night described the attack as particularly nasty and are now hunting those involved.

The gang of up to ten people launched a torrent of blows, stabs and punches at their 22-year-old victim as his girlfriend and friend looked on.


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A police spokesman said the attack, which happened between 9.30pm and 10pm on Friday night, in Greenfields Way, Haverhill, started when the victim was approached by a man who started to talk to him.

“While talking a further group, which appeared to be associated with this man, then approached and started attacking the 22-year-old - he fell to the floor and was kicked unconscious.”

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The spokesman said the victim's friend went to help but was set upon by the gang and stabbed.

The 22-year-old was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, and treated for stab wounds. He has since been discharged and is recovering at home but was last night too traumatised by his ordeal to talk to the EADT.

The police spokesman said the second man sustained stab wounds but was not taken to hospital - he has subsequently received treatment for his injuries.

After the attack the group, which is said to have included up to ten males and females aged between 16 and 25, ran off in the direction of Castle Avenue.

Acting Det Insp Nick Power, who is overseeing the case, said: “We are treating this incident as a very serious assault which will be fully investigated.

“Incidents such as this are not acceptable and we would appeal to anyone who has information to come forward.”

Police are keen to hear from anyone in the area at the time of the attack to contact acting Det Sgt Greg Moore on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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