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Ipswich double murder investigation

Police have confirmed that a man and a teenage boy have died following an incident at West Meadows in Ipswich this afternoon.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident and he has been taken into custody.
Police were called at just after 1.15pm today, Thursday 8 December, to reports that a male had been stabbed at West Meadows.

Officers attended and began enquiries at the scene.

Police then received a call at just after 1.30pm to Heath Road, Ipswich, reporting that another male had arrived at Ipswich hospital having sustained suspected stab wounds.

Both of those injured – a man in his 30s, and a boy in his late teens – were taken for treatment, one by ambulance from the site, one by car from the site, but both died a short time later. At this stage both are believed to have been stabbed on the site at West Meadows.

The incident is being treated as a double murder investigation and enquiries are underway to determine exactly what happened.

Anyone in the area of the West Meadows site earlier today is asked to call if they saw any part of what happened. If you can help please call Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD reference 222 of today, or Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.

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