murder inquiry has been launched following the death of a teenager who was stabbed in south-east Ipswich, as police make an arrest in connection with the incident.
Officers were called by the ambulance service at 4.50pm this afternoon, Saturday 2 June, to reports that a 17-year-old boy had been stabbed in Packard Avenue.
The air ambulance and police helicopter were also called to assist and the victim was taken to Ipswich Hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he sadly subsequently died.
Early enquires lead detectives to believe that this was a targeted attack and initial witness reports have stated that the victim was walking back from the shops in Queen’s Way when he was approached by two males on bicycles who attacked him.
Witnesses state that they were then joined by four to five other males and he was further assaulted, before all the offenders then fled the scene.
Packard Avenue is currently closed as a murder investigation takes place and officers have been undertaking numerous enquiries already this evening.
As a result of these enquires, a 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into police custody for questioning.
Members of the public can expect to see an increased police presence in Ipswich this evening, with additional high-visibility patrols taking place across the town.
Police are appealing for anyone with CCTV or dash cams who were in the area of Queen’s Way, Packard Avenue, Rands Way or Kingsway, between 12pm and 7.45pm on Saturday 2 June to make contact.
Any witnesses are asked to call the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference CAD 306 of 2 June. Alternatively call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111