37-70694-16 Ipswich double murder inquiry – Further appeal

Detectives investigating a double murder in Ipswich are renewing appeals for witnesses to come forward, as they have been granted further time to question a suspect in connection with the incident.

Police were called at just after 1.15pm yesterday, Thursday 8 December, to reports that a man aged in his thirties had been stabbed at West Meadows and had collapsed outside the entrance to the site. Officers were immediately sent to begin investigating and the man was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

A further call was then received at just after 1.30pm reporting that another man – aged in his late teens – had been brought to Ipswich Hospital in a car having sustained suspected stab wounds.

Both men, who are from Ipswich, were taken for treatment but died in hospital a short time later. Home Office post-mortem examinations of both victims are due to take place tomorrow and they are yet to be formally identified.

Shortly after 1.30pm yesterday, police conducting enquiries at West Meadows detained a teenage boy in the vicinity of Paper Mill Lane in Bramford in connection with this incident.

The boy, who is aged 17 and from Ipswich, was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into police custody.  Detectives have this afternoon, Friday 9 December, been granted an additional 12 hours to question him.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity of West Meadows between 8am and 3pm yesterday to contact detectives with any information they may have.

Officers are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have driven past the entrance of the site during this time and who have dash-cams fitted in their vehicles.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference 70694/16, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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