It was only within the last... 6 months, at a guess?... that a girl at a party was stabbed in the neck for her mobile phone, close to here. Today, I found out there was another, this morning. O_o
I just wandered down Lidl to buy a few bits and pieces for work on Monday (as I'm on-call), and I noticed that there was a police car parked outside one of the houses in the old airport building, next but one to Spitfires' Nursery. My first thought was "how did he get THERE?" because the whole green is pretty much surrounded by bollards to stop cars getting on there, but there's a proper police estate car parked on the grass.
As I got closer, I noticed the police tape, all the way around the garden. Yikes. Maybe it was a burglary? Around the back of the terrace, though, on the "road" side, there's another police car and more police tape. That's a lot of police for "just" a burglary.
So, I come home and think, I'll see if the EADT has anything to say about it. I'm not holding out a lot of hope, at this point, because the East Anglian is a bit hit-and-miss. Something that well it happened on the road but maybe was important that you want to find out about? No joy, they've not covered it. The hedge fire that the fire brigade were called out at 10pm for, and it took a bucket of water to put out, and they were back at base by 10:32? They're all over that, man.
Today, for once, they came up trumps:
Ravenswood: Police granted custody extension for five arrested in connection with stabbing
Saturday, April 7, 2012 11:37 AM
POLICE have been granted an extension of the custody time limit for the five people arrested in connection with a stabbing.
The arrests came after officers were called to a disturbance at a house in Witney Close, Ravenswood, Ipswich, near to the parade of shops, just before 5am. They discovered a man had sustained serious stab wounds to his neck and chest. He was treated by paramedics who worked to stabilise his condition before taking him to Ipswich Hospital.
Five people - two 23-year-old women, a 20-year-old man, a 21-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, all from Ipswich - were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder at the scene. They remain at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre, where police can continue to question them until about 7pm tonight.
Hope the guy is all right. :(