A police cordon was set up

Ipswich: Man arrested after aggravated assault in Newnham court

1:27 p.m. July 12, 2022

3:24 p.m. July 12, 2022

Two large knives were seen in a serious attack in Ipswich that left a teenager injured in the arm and leg.

Police were called to Newnham Court on Cambridge Drive just after 3.30pm on Monday 11 July to report that the youth had been assaulted by two other men.

Officials set up a cordon, which has since been lifted.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: “A 16-year-old boy suffered leg and arm injuries in the attack and was taken to hospital for treatment.

A police cordon was set up

A police cordon was set up
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“His injuries are not considered life-threatening or life-altering.

“Two large knives are said to have been seen during the attack.”

A 22-year-old man from Ipswich was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault causing aggravated assault and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Center for questioning.

Investigators are not treating this as a random attack and believe the parties involved knew each other. Additional police patrols will be held in the area to reassure the local population.

In April, a 16-year-old was seriously injured in a machete attack on the same street.

Police were called to the city’s Chantry area around 6pm on March 23 after receiving reports of a violent assault at Newham Court on Birkfield Drive.

The victim suffered serious arm injuries from a bladed weapon and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The victim was taken to Ipswich Hospital but was later discharged and taken to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital for further treatment of his arm injuries, which were described as not life-threatening.

Anyone with information about yesterday’s incident, or who saw anything suspicious at the time, is asked to contact South CID in Ipswich, quoting reference number 43792/22.

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