Police have revealed that a 16-year-old boy who was knifed at a branch of McDonald's was known to a teenager who was stabbed to death earlier this month.
The youth, who was attacked outside a fast food restaurant in Ravenswood Avenue in Ipswich on Wednesday 13 June, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and is now in a stable condition. He is currently described as conscious and is talking with his family and friends.
Suffolk Police said he and 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, who was fatally stabbed in the town on June 2, were known to each other.
There have been three knife attacks in Ipswich in the past two weeks, with a man in his 20s stabbed on Monday.
Police are continuing to question four people from Ipswich in connection with the latest incident.
An 18 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, a 20 year old man and a 22 year old man have both been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, and a 17 year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife & affray.
Suffolk Police are treating it as a targeted attack and believe that the people involved were known to each other. However officers say they are not directly linking it to the murder of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens on Saturday 2 June or to the stabbing in the early morning of Monday 11 June.
Officers are particularly appealing for anyone with CCTV, dash cams, or mobile phone footage, who were in the area of McDonald’s, between 7pm and 8pm on Wednesday 13 June to make contact.