Ipswich Man Attacked Twice In Break In

25 March 2010, 13:45

An Ipswich man's been left with serious stab wounds after masked men broke into his Chantry home early this morning.

Police were contacted around 1.45am this morning, by a member of the public who reported a man had been stabbed at an address in Bittern Close.

The man - believed to be 55-years-old - had been found covered in blood outside the property.

The man reported that he had been in bed around 1am when two men - described as in their late teens to 20s with scarves partially over their faces, one of slim build and around 6ft 1inch tall, wearing a dark hooded top, the other thought to be white, of significantly larger, stockier build, and wearing similar clothing - had entered his home.

The men assaulted him and then left the address. They may have assaulted a further person on the street before returning to the property where it is believed they again assaulted the 55-year-old.

Once the men had left the 55-year-old managed to alert a neighbour.

He was taken to hospital with serious injuries including cuts to his head and stab wounds to his body. At this stage these are not thought to be life threatening.

Police have cordoned off the address as investigations continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ipswich CID on 01473 613500, or Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.