Manhunt Continues After Ipswich Attack

Suffolk Police is renewing the appeal for witnesses and information a week after an aggravated burglary.

Police were contacted at about 1.45am Thursday 25th March 2010 by a member of the public reporting that a 55-year-old man had been stabbed at an address in Bittern Close, Ipswich.

The man reported that he had been in bed at about 1am when two men entered his home, assaulted him, tied him up and stole his bankcard.  Both men left the flat but returned a short while later and assaulted him and tied him up again.

Both men are described as aged late teens to mid twenties and 5’10” to 6’ tall.  One of the males was slim build and was wearing a black hooded top with the hood up and a scarf covering his face.  The other was stockier build and wore a scarf around his face and a grey baseball cap with a logo on the front.

After the men left the second time, the injured man was able to alert a neighbour.  He was then taken to hospital with serious injuries including cuts to his head and stab wounds to his body.  The victim remains in hospital and his condition is described as improving.

Detective Inspector Kevin Hayward of Ipswich CID who is leading the investigation said, “A number of lines of enquiry are being worked on.  House to house visits have been carried out, forensic opportunities have been maximised, CCTV is being trawled and the local Safer Neighbourhood Team is conducting reassurance patrols in the area.  I would continue to urge anyone who has any information about this incident to come forward.” 

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Darren Bruce at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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