Disorder arrests at Ipswich stab death site

West Meadows traveller site
Image caption Some properties at the West Meadows site were damaged and two caravans set alight

Six people have been arrested following a disturbance at a travellers' site where caravans were set alight and a horse was fatally injured.

Properties at the West Meadows site in Ipswich were damaged on Sunday night.

Four men and a teenager were detained on suspicion of violent disorder. A 20-year-old man from Essex was detained on suspicion of causing criminal damage.

The disorder comes less than a week after two men were fatally stabbed at the site on Thursday.

Earlier, a 17-year-old boy appeared at two brief hearings by videolink, charged with murdering Barry Street, 32, and Nathan Oakley, 18, on 8 December.

The teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, has also been charged with one count of possession of a bladed article.

Image caption Flowers have been left in memory of two people who died during a stabbing at the site last week

The injured horse was treated by a vet but died at the scene, Suffolk Police said.

Those arrested for violent disorder are two men from Ipswich aged 31 and 22, a 19-year-old man from Wickford, a 23-year-old man from Barnsley, South Yorkshire and a teenage boy.

One man sustained slight injuries from a police dog while being arrested and was taken to hospital for assessment.

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