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Ipswich McDonald's stabbing: Teenage victim expected to make 'full recovery'

The incident happened at McDonald's on Wednesday evening. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A teenager who was stabbed at a fast food restaurant in Ipswich on Wednesday night is expected to make a full recovery.

The 16-year-old boy was attacked outside McDonald's in Ravenswood Avenue at around 7.30pm.

It's the third stabbing in the town in two weeks.

The victim was initially taken to hospital with "life-threatening injuries", but police have now confirmed he is talking to officers and should fully recover.

Police have been trying to piece together what happened. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Four men, including two teenagers, were arrested at the scene shortly after the incident.

They include an 18-year-old who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, a 20-year-old and a 22-year-old who were arrested on suspicion of GBH, and a 17-year-old who was arrested on suspicion of carrying a bladed weapon and affray.

Officers are treating it as a targeted attack and believe that the people involved were known to each other.

Police 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 in the town.

We know members of the community will be sitting on very valuable information which could help us.

Now is the time to do the right thing and to talk to us and give us that information or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously.

This was yet another appalling and shocking attack on a young man, so we urge people who have some knowledge of this incident to come forward and speak to us.

– Senior Investigating Officer Detective Supt. Marina Ericson of the Major Investigation Team