Rain

Rain

max temp: 3°C

min temp: 1°C

Search

Ipswich: Armed police called to station after a report of a gunman onboard a train

PUBLISHED: 09:01 04 January 2013

Police at the scene at Ipswich train station

Police at the scene at Ipswich train station

Archant

POLICE are investigating a report that a man in his twenties was aboard a train headed to Ipswich armed with a firearm.

An anonymous caller contacted police just before 3.10pm saying the man had boarded a train from Bury St Edmunds.

The man was said to have been carrying a “black handgun” and armed police were dispatched to Ipswich station.

The train arrived just after 4pm and police searched for a man described as black and in his twenties.

Police found no one matching the description and made a thorough search of the train for the firearm.

A police spokesman said officers had checked the train when it stopped at Needham Market en route to Ipswich but also found no one who matched the description.

Police dispatched several vehicles as well as a dog unit to Ipswich to make the search.

The spokesman said: “We are in contact with British Transport Police who are aware of the incident and are helping with the investigation.”

He said police were continuing their enquiries.

Kebab fans will be excited to hear a new fast food outlet that prides itself on making top quality versions of the takeaway staple is opening in Ipswich soon.

Firefighters were sent to tackle a blaze that broke out in a flat in Ipswich this afternoon.

Drivers in Woodbridge have faced long delays this afternoon after a major route through the town became flooded.

The shocking prevalence of rape in Ipswich has been uncovered in an EADT and Star investigation.

Police wants to speak to two teenagers about an attempted murder in Colchester in the early hours of this morning.

Ed Sheeran has got engaged to his partner Cherry Seaborn, the Framlingham singer has confirmed on Instagram.

Emergency services have been called to the scene of a car having gone into a ditch on the A12 near Darsham

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk on Sunday morning as temperatures are set to drop overnight.

Tourism leaders in Suffolk have teamed up to entice high-spending younger visitors to the county and place it on their “must-visit” list.

Few of us can imagine what it feels like to be born in a body that you do not recognise as your own.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24