Shooting At Ipswich Club: One Year On

18 December 2010, 06:00

Police still want to speak to any witnesses after a shooting at an Ipswich club last year.

It happened at the Caribbean Club on Woodbridge Road where five people were injured. More than three hundred people were at the club for a private function that ran in to the early hours of Saturday 19th December.

Detective Chief Inspector David Cutler who is leading the investigation said, “I would still like to hear from anyone who was in the Caribbean Club on that night or anyone that has any information in relation to what happened.  I urge them to get in touch even now.  The investigation remains open and it is possible that what they saw or heard is important and may be the missing piece of information that we are looking for.  A year on they may feel they are able to come forward and help us.

“We are fortunate that gun crime is still rare in Suffolk but I still want to find out who was responsible for using a firearm in Ipswich that night and those involved in the other assaults, and ensure that they answer through the courts for their actions.  To do this I need the support and assistance of those who were present.”

Despite police following a number of different lines, the investigation still remains open.  Five men from London were arrested in May on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and violent disorder but were later released without charge.

Anyone who was at the Caribbean club overnight Friday/Saturday 18/19th December 2009, or who was in the vicinity of the club between 3am and 5am on Saturday 19th December 2009 or who has any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.