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Police and politicians seek to reassure residents after Ipswich stabbing

Tavis Spencer-Aitkens was stabbed to death in Ipswich on Saturday 2 June 2018. Credit: Suffolk Police

A meeting is being held to reassure the community in the area of Ipswich where 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens was stabbed nearly three weeks ago.

There has been criticism of policing and cuts to youth services since the murder.

On Thursday evening police and politicians will update local people on what is being done.

  • Click below to watch a report looking ahead to the meeting by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu


Teenager charged with Ipswich stabbing

Scene of the attack Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 18 year old man has been charged with stabbing a 16-year-old boy in Ipswich.

Rishawn Mohammed of Hurricane Place in Ipswich has been charged with wounding with intent and threatening a person with a blade/sharply pointed article in a public place.

The attack took place on Wednesday at around 7.30pm outside the McDonald’s fast food restaurant in Ravenswood Avenue. The victim has now been released from hospital.

A 17-year-old boy from Ipswich charged with possession of a bladed article and possession of cannabis in connection with the same incident appeared before at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court yesterday and was bailed to return to magistrates on Thursday 21 June.


Another teenager is stabbed in Ipswich- the third in a fortnight

Police have cordoned off the McDonalds. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A teenager has sustained serious injuries after an attack in South East Ipswich.

Police were called at around 7.30pm Wednesday 13 June, to reports that a 16-year-old boy had been stabbed while at the McDonald's fast food restaurant in Ravenswood Avenue.

The victim has been taken to hospital having sustained life-threatening injuries. Four people have been arrested.

"We have arrested four people in connection in what is still a dynamic situation. The victim remains in a critical condition and we are at the hospital supporting the victim’s family. The support of the public remains absolutely crucial and I urge anyone who may have the slightest information to call us straight away.”

– Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Parkes

Any witnesses to the attack are asked to contact 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

It's the third stabbing in the town in two weeks. Credit: ITV News Anglia

New era at Ipswich Town as Paul Hurst outlines his ambitions

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Ipswich Town's new boss Paul Hurst says he is determined to bring the good times back to Portman Road.

The former Shrewsbury manager held his first press conference at Ipswich today and outlined his plans to try and make Ipswich a force in the Championship.

Although his appointment was announced nearly two weeks ago, it was Hurst's first day at the stadium due to a family holiday and a training course with the League Managers' Association.

He already has three promotions in his short managerial career.

  • Watch Donovan Blake's full report on the first appearance of Ipswich Town's new manager.
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