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Ipswich – Man charged in connection with assault

An 18-year-old man has been charged in connection with an assault on a teenager in Ipswich at the weekend.

The crime occurred between 2pm and 2.10pm on Saturday 20 November, in the grounds of the Holy Trinity Church in Back Hamlet.

A teenage boy was assaulted by another male, sustaining injuries to his legs. The suspect then made off from the scene in a waiting car, which is believed to have contained two other male passengers and a female driver. The car then drove off up Back Hamlet towards the junction of Foxhall Road and Grove Lane.

Police enquiries into the incident have resulted in four arrests being made since Monday, with all the suspects taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning by detectives.

Jordan Nicholls, aged 18 and of Hogarth Road in Ipswich, has subsequently been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possession of a bladed article in a public place. He has been remanded in custody to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today, Thursday 25 November.

A 37-year-old woman from Ipswich who was arrested on Tuesday (23 November) on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm; and a 15-year-old boy of no fixed address, who was arrested yesterday (24 November) on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm; have both been bailed until Monday 20 December pending further enquiries.  

A 41-year-old woman from Stowmarket who was arrested on Monday 22 November on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, remains on bail until Friday 17 December.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to this incident, or anyone who may have seen a car in Back Hamlet making off towards Foxhall Road at just after 2pm on Saturday.

Any motorists who were driving in the vicinity of Back Hamlet, Fore Hamlet, Duke Street, Fore Street, Foxhall Road or Grove Lane, between 1.45pm and 2.30pm on Saturday afternoon with a dashcam fitted in their vehicle, are asked to review the footage for any material that may be of assistance to police.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House in Ipswich, quoting reference: 65671/21.  

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Phone – Call 101

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release | 24 November 2021

Police investigating an assault in Ipswich at the weekend have made three more arrests in connection with the incident. 

The crime occurred between 2pm and 2.10pm on Saturday 20 November, in the grounds of the Holy Trinity Church in Back Hamlet. 

A teenage boy was assaulted by another male, sustaining injuries to his legs. The suspect then made off from the scene in a waiting car, which is believed to have contained two other male passengers and a female driver. The car then drove off up Back Hamlet towards the junction of Foxhall Road and Grove Lane. 

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and was discharged the following day. Detectives believe that he was known to his assailant and as such there is no wider threat to the community. 

Yesterday, Tuesday 23 November, officers arrested an 18-year-old man from Ipswich on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm; and a 37-year-old woman from Ipswich on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. 

This was followed by a further arrest earlier today of a 15-year-old boy of no fixed address, on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm. 

A 41-year-old woman from Stowmarket who was arrested on Monday 22 November on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, remains on bail until Friday 17 December pending further enquiries.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to this incident, or anyone who may have seen a car in Back Hamlet making off towards Foxhall Road at just after 2pm on Saturday. 

Any motorists who were driving in the vicinity of Back Hamlet, Fore Hamlet, Duke Street, Fore Street, Foxhall Road or Grove Lane, between 1.45pm and 2.30pm on Saturday afternoon with a dashcam fitted in their vehicle, are asked to review the footage for any material that may be of assistance to police. 

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House in Ipswich, quoting reference: 65671/21.  

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Phone – Call 101

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release | 23 November 2021

A woman arrested in connection with an assault in Ipswich at the weekend has been released on bail, as the police investigation into the incident continues. 

The crime occurred between 2pm and 2.10pm on Saturday 20 November, in the grounds of the Holy Trinity Church in Back Hamlet. 

A teenage boy was assaulted by another male, sustaining injuries to his legs. The suspect then made off from the scene in a waiting car, which police can now confirm had three male passengers in as well as the driver of the vehicle. 

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged. Detectives believe that he was known to his assailant and as such there is no wider threat to the community. 

Yesterday afternoon, Monday 22 November, officers arrested a 41-year-old woman from Stowmarket on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. She was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and subsequently released on bail until Friday 17 December, pending further enquiries. 

Detectives are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to this incident, including anyone who may know the occupants of the vehicle. Officers are also keen to speak to anyone who has dash-cam footage of the incident or was driving in the area at the time of the incident and has footage. Anyone with information is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House in Ipswich, quoting reference: 65671/21.  

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Phone – Call 101

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release I 22 November 2021

Police investigating an assault in Ipswich at the weekend have made an arrest in connection with the incident.

The crime occurred between 2pm and 2.10pm on Saturday 20 November, in the grounds of the Holy Trinity Church in Back Hamlet.

A teenage boy was assaulted by another male, sustaining injuries to his legs. The suspect then made off from the scene in a waiting car, which is believed to have contained at least two other people.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged. Detectives believe that he was known to his assailant and as such there is no wider threat to the community.

This afternoon, Monday 22 November, officers arrested a 41-year-old woman from Stowmarket on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. She has been taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where she currently remains for questioning.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House in Ipswich, quoting reference: 65671/21.  

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Phone – Call 101

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release | 21 November 2021

A section 60 order in Ipswich and a number of surrounding areas, giving police the power to stop and search without reasonable grounds, has now been lifted.

The order was authorised after a teenage boy was assaulted at some point between 2pm and 2.10pm yesterday afternoon, Saturday 20 November, in the grounds of the Holy Trinity Church in Back Hamlet. 

The victim was taken to hospital having sustained leg injuries, however these are not considered to be life threatening or life changing.

Detectives do not believe there is no wider threat to the community, however as a matter of precaution a Section 60 order was put in place at 5pm yesterday which covered the whole of Ipswich and a number of surrounding areas. 

During this time, and in the areas specified in the order, additional visible patrols were carried out in a bid to offer reassurance to local communities and officers were allowed to stop and search without reasonable grounds, but where there was risk of violence or a belief weapons were being carried. 

This authority ended at 5pm today. 

Police would like thank the local communities for their co-operation during this time.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House in Ipswich, quoting reference: 65671/21.  

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Phone – Call 101

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release | 20 November 2021 - 9.40pm

S60 map

Map showing the area covered by the Section 60

Police will conducting extra patrols and have been granted additional powers to stop and search following an assault in Ipswich.

The incident occurred between 2pm and 2.10pm this afternoon, Saturday 20 November, in the grounds of the Holy Trinity Church in Back Hamlet. 

A teenage boy was assaulted by another male, sustaining injuries to his leg. The suspect then made off from the scene in a waiting car, which is believed to have contained at least two other people. 

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment, with the injuries not considered to be life-threatening or life-changing. Detectives believe that the victim was known to his assailant and as such there is no wider threat to the community. Officers are currently making enquiries to locate the suspect.

Additional visible patrols will be carried out in Ipswich and the surrounding areas in a bid to offer reassurance to local communities.  As a matter of precaution, a Section 60 has been authorised, which is in place for a 24-hour period beginning at 5pm today until 5pm tomorrow, Sunday 21 November. 

This covers the whole of Ipswich and a number of surrounding areas, extending from Bramford in the north-west to Martlesham in the north-east, encompassing all of Felixstowe and the majority of the Colneis Peninsula to the south-east, across to Copdock in the south-west.

As part of the powers, officers will be allowed to stop and search without reasonable grounds, but where there is a risk of violence or a belief weapons are being carried, within the area marked on the map above. 

Officers are keen to point out that while there is no perceived risk to the wider public, there is an increased risk of violence between parties either directly involved/associated with the incident.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House in Ipswich, quoting reference: 65671/21.  

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Phone – Call 101

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

What is a Section 60? 

Section 60 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 

Section 60 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (s.60) gives police the right to search people in a defined area during a specific time period when they believe, with good reason, that: serious violence will take place and it is necessary to use this power to prevent such violence; or that a person is carrying a dangerous object or offensive weapon; or that an incident involving serious violence has taken place and a dangerous instrument or offensive weapon used in the incident is being carried in the locality.

Previous release | 20 November 2021 - 6.10pm

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Ipswich. 

The incident occurred between 2pm and 2.10pm this afternoon, Saturday 20 November, in the grounds of the Holy Trinity Church in Back Hamlet. 

A teenage boy was assaulted by another male, sustaining injuries to his leg. The suspect then made off from the scene in a waiting car, which is believed to have contained at least two other people. 

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment, with the injuries not considered to be life-threatening or life-changing. 

Detectives believe that the victim was known to his assailant and as such there is no wider threat to the community. Officers are currently making enquiries to locate the suspect.

Police scenes were put in place in the churchyard and also at the top of Duke Street, near the junction with Fore Hamlet (where the victim received some medical treatment), but these have now been lifted.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House in Ipswich, quoting reference: 65671/21.  

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Phone – Call 101

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999