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Stabbing victim in stable condition

The scene of the crime in Ipswich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man stabbed by a gang in Ipswich has been transferred to Addenbrookes hospital.

The 42 year old was attacked in Dillwyn Street on the evening of Saturday 4th January.

Its thought the attack may have started inside a flat but then spilled out onto the street.

The victim suffered multiple stab wounds including a collapsed lung and was initially taken to Ipswich hospital but was later transferred to Addenbrookes where he is now said to be in a stable condition.

Police believe there may have been four offenders and are trying to trace them.

Police search for gang after man stabbed

Police say they're looking for four people who in connection with a stabbing in Ipswich.

A 42 year old man was attacked in Dillwyn Street yesterday evening. Its thought the attack may have started inside a flat but then spilled out onto the street.

The victim suffered multiple stab wounds to his body and is currently in Ipswich hospital.

Police believe there may have been four offender and are trying to trace them.

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Suffolk Navy nurse honoured at Military Awards

A Royal Navy nurse from Suffolk was among those honoured for their services in the armed forces, at The Sun Military Awards last night.

Petty Officer Emily McCullough was named as the most outstanding Marine or Sailor after a tour in Afghanistan.

Click below to watch ITV's interview with Petty Officer Emily McCullough

You can watch 'A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards' on ITV on Monday 16 December at 21:00

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Joey Essex poses for 'selfie' with Labour leader Ed Miliband

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here star Joey Essex posed for a 'selfie' with Labour leader Ed Miliband at the at The Sun Military Awards last night.

The 23-year-old, who has just returned from the jungle in Australia, proudly posted the picture on his Twitter account.

Ipswich Royal Navy nurse Petty Officer Emily McCullough was among the nominees for an award at the ceremony.

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You can watch 'A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards' on ITV on Monday 16 December at 21:00

Suffolk Navy nurse in frame for prestigious military award

Petty Officer Emily McCullough poses for a picture.
Petty Officer Emily McCullough poses for a picture. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Royal Navy nurse from Ipswich has been nominated for a military award or 'Millie.'

The annual awards ceremony is being held in London tonight and earlier today some of the nominees visited 10 Downing Street ahead of the ceremony.

Petty Officer Emily McCullough outside Downing Street.
Petty Officer Emily McCullough outside Downing Street. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Petty Officer Emily McCullough from the Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service is up for the outstanding Marine or Sailor award after a tour in Afghanistan:

"It's such an overwhelming experience. The job I do, I absolutely love, and to be able to recognised for doing something you love is quite unusual.

"Obviously, there's hundreds of other people that could be recognised in the same position, I'm more than aware of that, but I just feel very special and lucky to have been picked out."

You can watch 'A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards' on ITV on Monday 16 December at 21:00

Two charged with prostitution and sexual offences

Two people have been charged in connection with prostitution and sexual offences in Ipswich.

Stuart Mansfield, aged 36 years from Nelson Road, Ipswich has been charged with controlled prostitution, three counts of rape, sexual assault, causing/inciting prostitution for gain, two counts of paying for sexual services and five counts of offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Carla Panton, aged 29 years, from Wenhaston, has been charged with two counts of controlled prostitution, two counts of causing/inciting prostitution for gain and one offence under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Mansfield and Panton will appear at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on 15 January 2014.

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Rescue centre set up in Ipswich as tide expected to hit at 2:00am

A local authority rescue centre has been set up in Ipswich as unusually high water is expected in the town. The high tide hit Lowestoft and other areas of the Suffolk coast earlier this evening and is expected to hit Ipswich at around 2am.

Police officers are in the process of visiting homes in the area of the town that are potentially at risk. A local authority centre has been set up at Maidenhall Sports Centre on Maidenhall Approach, Ipswich, IP2 8NZ.

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Ipswich: Woman suffers serious injuries at community hospital

Joy Saunders after the fall.
Joy Saunders after the fall. Credit: Ashton KCJ

An elderly woman was left fighting for her life after falling from bed during her first night in hospital.

Joy Saunders suffered a major brain haemorrhage after the incident but solicitors say that despite her incoherent speech and nasty facial bruising, proper tests were not carried out for two days.

The 76-year-old, from Ipswich, has required 24-hour care since the fall in November last year and was recently admitted to a hospice.

David and Joy Saunders.
David and Joy Saunders. Credit: Ashton KCJ

Her family have been warned she is in her final days of life.

Her husband David Saunders is now preparing to take legal action on her behalf against private healthcare provider Serco, which solicitors say failed to protect Mrs Saunders.

The fall happened in the physiotherapy care unit at Bluebird Lodge, Ipswich, a community hospital run by Serco on behalf of the NHS as part of a £190 million Suffolk Community Healthcare contract.

She had been admitted on November 27 last year, following a stroke whilst on holiday in Spain.

Mr Saunders specifically asked nursing staff to erect bed rails to prevent her falling out in her distressed state.

But early the next morning he received a call telling him his wife had been found lying on the floor.

It is not clear how long she had been on the floor or what steps had been taken to prevent a fall.

When he visited her he said he was shocked by the bruising to her face and found her uncommunicative and dazed.

Despite raising concerns, it was not until two days later that scans were carried out which identified the brain haemorrhage, solicitors said.

Mr Saunders was told that, if her condition deteriorated, his wife would not be resuscitated.

Ever since, she has required around-the-clock care and her family said she has "little or no quality of life".

Serco said it would not comment on an individual case.

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