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Stabbing Westgate Street Ipswich 17/01/2023

Police were called at 3.35pm Tuesday 17 January to reports that a male had been stabbed in Westgate Street Ipswich

Details of Incident

An 18 year old man has died following a stabbing in Ipswich.


Police were called at 3.35pm, Tuesday 17 January, to reports that a male had been stabbed in Westgate Street.


Numerous Police units were immediately sent to search the local area for the suspects including armed officers and a helicopter from the National Police Air Service.


Police are currently looking for two male suspects involved in the assault who were seen to leave the scene.  One suspect headed towards Providence Street and the other suspect was seen to be heading towards the Cornhill.


A section of Westgate Street remains closed off around the crime scene.


Detective Chief Inspector Matthew Connick said "This was a brazen attack in the town centre which will have caused great distress to anyone who witnessed it.  Whilst enquiries are at an early stage, we believe this to be a targeted attack.


There will be an increased Police presence in Ipswich this evening and over the coming days to provide reassurance to local residents and businesses.  We know that many people would have witnessed this attack and we urge you to make contact with us".



Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone please call 101 and ask for Suffolk Police quoting 'Op Billington' or 37/3159/23


Alternatively you can visit the Suffolk Constabulary website

Crimestoppers, the independent charity, can also be used with 100% anonymity - they can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at


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