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Armed police and police helicopter called after group ‘fight’ in Victoria Street in Ipswich – Three people arrested

PUBLISHED: 21:37 26 October 2014 | UPDATED: 09:19 27 October 2014

Limited details have been released by Suffolk Constabulary, but a force spokesman said there had been a fight in the Norwich Road area.

Limited details have been released by Suffolk Constabulary, but a force spokesman said there had been a fight in the Norwich Road area.

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Three people were arrested after armed police were called to reports of a “fight” involving a group of people in Ipswich yesterday.

The police helicopter and a dog unit were also called after police received reports of the alleged brawl in Victoria Street yesterday afternoon.

Last night, a spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said three people were arrested on suspicion of causing affray. They are set to be questioned as detectives work to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.

One eyewitness, who did not want to be named, said: “There were around eight to 10 policemen walking down Bramford Lane in a line. There was also a police dog.

“They were armed. They said not to worry, it was just a bit of trouble a few streets away.

“We looked and they had guns. It was pretty scary.”

The force spokesman said police received reports of the “fight or disturbance” involving a “group of people” in Victoria Street at around 4.30pm.

She said the group was “possibly fighting” and was seen moving towards the direction of nearby London Road.

Officers soon arrived at the scene but some people involved in the incident had fled, the force spokesman explained.

She said officers managed to speak to some of the people involved in the alleged fight, with the police helicopter also requested to help track the people who had left the area.

She said armed police were called in case members of the group were brandishing weapons. She also confirmed the dog unit was called.

Police had left the scene by 7pm.

11 comments

  • Years ago I had family round that area, but what on earth is going on now, with armed police called out for gangs with axes, baseball bats and knives? And only three arrested....

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    rustic

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Years ago I had family round that area, but what on earth is going on now, with armed police called out for gangs with axes, baseball bats and knives? And only three arrested....

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    rustic

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • I have no idea who these people are, but if they are from outside our country, then send them home with their passports stamped "NO RETURN"

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    keith hawes

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

  • Roadrunner, it's only the wealthy who get any benefit at al from it. Ordinary people have seen their wages kept down, the NHS creaking under the abuse of it, school places become difficult to get and the cost of rented housing forced up by the excess demand funded by benefits from our taxes. And those who benefit are rich enough to pay for private health and education and they don't have to live near them! All this is the real cost of this 'cheap' labour. Vote UKIP!

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    Gobby

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  • Open door immigration has its disadvantages yet political writers and left wingers like Paul Geater and the Labour Party completely ignore them. I've got one word for Greater and the Labour Party: Rotherham. Labour failed 1200 vulnerable youngsters through their rigid adherence to political correctness and not wanting to upset one of their core voting groups. And yet people still vote Labour?

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    RobbieS

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  • This is now a no go area for English people , the only way you go through that end of town is in a car and don't stop ,, We have our politician's to thank for this.... The price we are paying for ( CHEAP LABOUR )

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    Roadrunner

    Monday, October 27, 2014

  • Let them fight, they will take each other out of the gene pool which would be handy. At least I know where not to go.... ever!

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    Happy

    Monday, October 27, 2014

  • Tedbundy - it is quite clear what nationalities were involved , my comment has been moderated ! Sometimes i wonder why they even allow comments on articles .

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    Poppys Dad

    Monday, October 27, 2014

  • The fight was in Ipswich, why show a photo of the police helicopter out at sea?

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    R2 D2

    Monday, October 27, 2014

  • I'd be interested to know which nationality were involved here...

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    Tedbundy

    Monday, October 27, 2014

  • I live in the street mentioned and i saw the main group of people involved as they were right outside our flat and they were tooled up to the max there were at least three of them with axes , two with baseball bats and the rest either had bottles or knives and there were about 10 of them so I'm not surprised the police went armed that whole area has gone so far downhill its frightening

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    Megahman

    Monday, October 27, 2014

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