Witness appeal for attempted murder in Bury St Edmunds

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Police in Bury St Edmunds have released CCTV images of potential witnesses they would like to speak to in relation to an attempted murder in the town on New Year’s Day.

Police were called at around 2.50pm on Sunday to reports of an injured man in a property in Gosnold Street, Bury - one of the main shopping streets in the arc.

He was taken to West Suffolk Hospital where he was treated for stab wounds and currently remains in a stable condition.

It is believed the incident took place sometime between 4.30am and 5.30am.

The first CCTV images were captured at around 5.10am on Sunday opposite McDonalds in the Buttermarket, Bury, and show two people sitting on a bench.

The second images show two people, a man and a woman, walking along Angel Hill in Bury at around 5.15am the same morning.

Police would like to speak to these people as they may have information which could help with this investigation.

Police would like to reassure these people that they are being sought in connection with this incident purely as potential witnesses and not because they are considered to be involved in the incident itself.

Police are also re-appealing for a man to come forward, who phoned police to report a disturbance in the area of the arc shopping centre.

He called police from the telephone kiosk at the junction of Vinefields and Eastgate Street at around 5.57am on Sunday.

Again this man may hold important information and police would like to hear from him.

A 32-year-old man from the Bury area was arrested on Monday night on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody at the Bury police investigation centre.

Two further men, a 30-year-old man from Northampton and a 32-year-old man from Eastbourne, were arrested yesterday afternoon on suspicion of attempted murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Inspector David Giles at Bury CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

For full story see Friday’s Bury Free Press.