Teenage girl stabbed and left on street for hours in small Suffolk village of Benhall

Police say the victim is in a stable condition in Ipswich hospital Credit: ITV News Anglia

A teenage girl is in hospital after she was stabbed and left injured on a street for hours.

Police said the victim was assaulted around 2am on Sunday but was not found until nearly 7am by a passing dog walker, who alerted the emergency services.

It happened in the small Suffolk village of Benhall near Saxmundham, close to the junction of Aldecar Lane and Benhall Green.

Police said she was treated for stab wounds and a back injury and was taken to Ipswich Hospital where she remains in a stable condition.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He is being questioned at Martlesham police investigation centre.

Suffolk Police said both the victim and suspect were known to each other and they were treating it as an isolated incident.

Anyone who may have seen anything is being asked to contact the police on 101.

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