Second arrest made in Haverhill in connection with Bury St Edmunds stabbing
Police swooped at an address in Haverhill yesterday evening to make a second arrest in the town in connection with a stabbing in Bury St Edmunds.
The 24-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
He was taken for questioning to the Police Investigation Centre in Bury St Edmunds, where he remains in custody.
Previously a 29-year-old man from Haverhill had been arrested in the town on Monday, October 28 on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
He was questioned and subsequently released on bail until Monday, November 25 pending further enquiries.
It brings to six the number of people now arrested in connection with the stabbing in Bury St Edmunds in late October.
Officers were called shortly after 11.35pm on Friday, October 25, following reports that a man had been stabbed during an altercation with a group of four or five males in the car park outside The Moreton Hall pub in Lawson Place.
The victim – who is aged in his 20s - was taken by ambulance to hospital after sustaining life-threatening injuries.
- A 29-year-old man from Braintree was also arrested yesterday on suspicion of assisting an offender. He was released under investigation pending further enquiries.
- A 32-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder on Wednesday, October 30. He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned and subsequently released on bail until Monday 25 November pending further enquiries.
- A 24-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder on Saturday, October 26. He was questioned and subsequently released on bail until Monday, November 18 pending further enquiries.
- A 29-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds was arrested shortly after the attack, in the early hours of Saturday. He was questioned and subsequently released under investigation.
Detectives investigating believe this is was a targeted attack.
Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity or has knowledge of the incident should contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting crime reference 37/64977/19 or visit http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update
They can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via its online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org