Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 6°C

Search

Man tasered and arrested after police chase in Ipswich is released without charge

PUBLISHED: 14:06 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:06 06 December 2017

There was a heavy police presence in Belstead Road following the police chase.  Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

There was a heavy police presence in Belstead Road following the police chase. Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

Archant

A man tasered and arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm following a police chase close to Ipswich Railway Station last week will face no further action.

Police were called at around 10.20am on Thursday, November 30, after receiving reports that a man had been seen sitting in a Vauxhall Astra with a firearm in Hadleigh Road.

A short police pursuit took place and the vehicle was brought to a stop in Willoughby Drive. A police car hit a wall of a block of flats during the chase.

Around eight police cars, a dog unit and at least ten police officers were seen in Willoughby Road and Belstead Road at the time of the incident.

The suspect, a man in his 20s, fled his vehicle and was later tasered by officers and arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent.

However, Suffolk police have confirmed the man has been released from custody and will face no further police action.

The countdown to an international cycling spectacular sweeping through the heart of Suffolk in June has stepped up a gear – as a high-profile dignitary swapped her civic chain for a bicycle one.

An Ipswich man allegedly confessed to a friend that he had stabbed father-of-five Dean Stansby but hadn’t meant to kill him, a court has heard.

Schools in Ipswich are among the most under-funded in Suffolk according to new figures obtained by a union-sponsored website.

In 2012 the Woodbridge teenager had just become an internet sensation.

Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans has given his first-ever interview on camera - and revealed that he plans to appoint a new Blues boss ‘towards the end of May or early in June,’ plus admitted that raising season ticket prices last year was a mistake.

Rail conductor/guards working on Greater Anglia trains have called a second one-day strike in early May – but the company insists passengers will not be affected.

The harshest winter for years is set to cost Suffolk County Council millions of pounds according to a report by officials.

Police are investigating reports that a number of cars were vandalised in the North Hill Road area of Ipswich.

Police were called to Ipswich Waterfront this morning amid concerns for a man on Stoke Bridge.

Politicians from across the political spectrum have joined together to recognise the achievements of Aldeburgh born suffragist Dame Millicent Fawcett as a new statue was unveiled in her memory.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24