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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


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.

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