A man has been jailed for 10 years after attacking a woman with a meat cleaver in Ipswich. He pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm.
Lianjun Sun, 51, was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court following the incident in November 2013 when a 50-year-old woman was found unconscious with life-threatening neck injuries in Garrick Way.
The court heard that Lianjun Sun and his victim had a disagreement at the takeaway shop where they worked, which resulted in him attacking her with what was believed to be a large knife or meat cleaver. A search of the surrounding area found a meat cleaver within undergrowth behind the parade of shops.
"This was a truly horrific and brutal attack on the victim, one I am sure will take her many years to get over both psychologically and physically."
Detective Sergeant Carl Dye of Suffolk Police said: "I am encouraged by the sentenced imposed on Lianjun Sun and I would like to thank those who not only came to the assistance of the victim on the day but also assisted us throughout the investigation which has enabled justice to be done.”
A man has been charged with attempted murder following a serious stabbing in Ipswich earlier this month.
Shaun Webber, 22, from Fore Street, Ipswich, was arrested in connection with the attack which happened on a footpath behind Sapphire Close between 9.50pm and 10.20pm on Sunday 6 July.
A man in his 30s sustained serious stab wounds.
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A teenager was stabbed in the back during an incident in Ipswich earlier today.
Police were called to a car park near St Catherine’s Court in the Stoke Park area of the town at about 1.20pm.
A 15-year-old boy with a single stab wound to the back was being treated by paramedics.
He is in a stable condition and has been taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.
A children's charity is expecting to have raised ten thousand pounds from a sponsored race in Ipswich's Christchurch Park.
East Anglia's Children's Hospice held the colour dash this weekend and is counting up the funds it raised today.
Thousands of pounds was raised on Saturday morning for East Anglia's Children's hospices which helps children and young people with life threatening conditions across the region.
The charity organised its first colour dash which saw runners covered with a different colour of powder paint with each kilometre they passed.
The race took place in Ipswich's Christchurch Park and ITV News Anglia's Victoria Lampard went along to watch. Click below to watch her report:
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A man's in hospital after being stabbed on a footpath in Ipswich last night.
Police have cordoned off the area behind Sapphire Close in town after a man in his 30s was stabbed in his chest, arm and abdomen.
The incident had happened between 9.50pm and 10.20pm on Sunday 6 July.
The victim had an altercation with a man he had met along the footpath which resulted in him receiving stab wounds.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who had been in the area and witnessed this incident, calls should be made to Ipswich CID on 101 quoting IW/14/2313 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police are investigating an attempted assault on an 11 year old girl in woodland in Ipswich.
The girl was walking along a footpath near the recreation ground on Bramford Lane when a man approached her and took her into a wooded area near Lovetofts Drive.
He then attempted to assault her, but ran off into the direction of the A14 when the victim screamed. She was unhurt. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101.
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