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Ipswich – Third arrest made following assault on Nacton estate

Police investigating an assault in south-east Ipswich have made a third arrest as part of their enquiries. 

Officers were called at just after 5pm yesterday afternoon, Thursday 16 September, to reports that a teenager had been assaulted near the junction of Beatty Road and Serpentine Road. 

The victim, a 17-year-old boy, sustained a stab wound to the upper arm. He declined an ambulance, arranging his own transportation to hospital for treatment. 

At 6pm yesterday evening, police arrested two 17-year-old boys from Ipswich on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm. This was followed by a third arrest at shortly after 11pm last night, of a 27-year-old man from Felixstowe, also on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm. 

All three suspects were taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning, with the two teenagers subsequently released on bail until Thursday 14 October, pending further enquiries. The 27-year-old man currently remains in police custody for questioning. 

Detectives are treating this as an isolated incident and believe that all parties involved are known to each other. It is not currently being linked with any other recent incidents.

Additional visible patrols will be carried out in the area of the incident throughout today in a bid to offer reassurance to the local community.

While there is no perceived risk to the wider public, due to concerns of further potential violence between parties associated with the incident, a Section 60 was authorised from 5:30pm yesterday in the south-east, north-west and town centre areas of Ipswich, but this was lifted at 2pm this afternoon, Friday 17 September.

As part of the powers, officers are allowed to stop and search without reasonable grounds, but where there is a risk of violence or believe weapons are being carried.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact South CID at Landmark House in Ipswich, quoting reference: 51453/21. 

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 | 16 September 2021

Police are appealing for witnesses or information after a teenage boy was stabbed in Ipswich.

At just after 5:00pm today, Thursday 16 September, police were called to reports that a teenage male had been stabbed in Beatty Road/Serpentine Road in the town. It is believed that the boy was approached by a group of four other teenagers prior to the assault.

The victim, a 17 year-old boy, is receiving treatment in hospital but his condition is not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Two 17 year old males have been arrested on suspicion of GBH and have been taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anybody with any information to contact Ipswich CID quoting reference 279 of 16 September.

Email [email protected]

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

Phone – Call 101

Crimestoppers – 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

Additional visible patrols were carried out in the town throughout the evening in a bid to offer reassurance to the local community.
 
As a matter of precaution, a Section 60 has been authorised between 5:30pm today, Thursday 16 September, until 5:30pm tomorrow, Friday 17 September.
 
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 believe weapons are being carried, in the north-west, south-east and town centre areas of Ipswich, as shown in orange on the attached map.
 
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.

Ipswich Map showing S60 area in orange