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Man stabbed in serious assault in Ipswich

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 investigate attempted assault on schoolgirl

The area where a man tried to assault a schoolgirl in Ipswich Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.


Olympian, Louise Jukes reunited with London 2012 kit after it was stolen

Olympian, Louise Jukes. Credit: PA Images

The handball Olympian, Louise Jukes, says she is happy that her London 2012 kit - which was stolen has been returned.

Louise, who is from Ipswich, says she's, "beyond happy" that someone handed in her belongings after finding them dumped.

She uses the kit and other mementoes to inspire young people to take up sport. Louise says she will no longer keep them in her car from where they were stolen.

Olympic handball player has GB kit stolen

Suffolk Olympian Louise Jukes has taken to Twitter to appeal for the return of her 2012 GB kit, stolen from her car in Ipswich. Handball player Louise has posted pictures of the treasured kit to help try to get it back.


Car broken into in Ipswich. My Olympic Clothes stolen that I use to inspire and encourage children to play sport. Please help me find them


Pictures shows what was stolen RT in Ipswich for people to keep an eyes out. Reward offered.



Duchess visits children's hospice

The Duchess of Cambridge meets hospice volunteers
The Duchess of Cambridge meets hospice volunteers Credit: Nick Davis, the Royal Foundation

The Duchess of Cambridge has paid tribute to the "remarkable" work of children's hospices on a visit to Ipswich.

Kate, who is patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices has made a private visit to the Treehouse hospice in the town.

The Duchess meets six year old Charlie Middleton and his mum Cheryl
The Duchess meets six year old Charlie Middleton and his mum Cheryl Credit: Nick Davis, the Royal Foundation

The Treehouse hospice has six bedrooms for children and young people and accommodation for families to use for overnight stays.

There is also a multi-sensory studio, hydrotherapy pool, music room, play areas, sensory garden, a woodland walk and specialist outdoor play equipment

Police appeal to help find missing teenager

Connor Smith Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 16-year-old boy from Ipswich. Connor Smith was reported missing to police on Tuesday 13 May. He was last seen on Monday 12 May when he left home but didn't return. Sightings of Connor in Ipswich have been reported but police are yet to locate him.

Connor has been reported as missing on previous occasions but due to his age there are concerns for his welfare and police would like to hear from anyone who has seen him, or knows of his whereabouts.

Woman's body found: man arrested on suspicion of murder

A man has been arrested following the discovery of a woman's body at Martlesham Heath Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man's been arrested by Suffolk police on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a woman's body at a house in Martlesham Heath near Ipswich.

Police were called to an address in the Lark Rise area of Martlesham Heath on Friday evening following concerns from neighbours.

The body of a woman was discovered. Police say the death was suspicious and a post-mortem examination is being carried out to discover how she died.

A 42-year-old man was treated at Ipswich hospital after being discovered with injuries to his wrists at a house in Tunstall Green near Woodbridge.

The man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is being questioned at the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.

Police cordons are in place at both addresses in Martlesham and Tunstall Green.

Tennis' biggest names step on court in memory of Ipswich's Elena Baltacha

Elana Baltacha died in May, aged 30 Credit: PA

Some of the country's biggest names in tennis will take to the courts this weekend to raise money in memory of Elena Baltacha.

The former women's British number one, who was based in Ipswich, died of liver cancer in May at the age of 30. Players including Andy Murray and Tim Henman will be among the stars taking part around the country, including at Queen's in London and the Aegon International in Eastbourne.

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