Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 18°C

Search

Man arrested after gunpoint raid on Ipswich home

14:01 02 March 2016

Police activity on Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, following the incident at a home in Chantry.

Police activity on Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, following the incident at a home in Chantry.

A 34-year-old man from south London has been arrested in connection with a robbery of a Chantry home at gunpoint last month.

Police were called to reports of an incident in Manchester Road at 8.30pm on Monday, February 1, where three men forced their way into a house and demanded money from the occupants.

The trio made the demands while threatening the occupants with a handgun.

The men left the house taking a quantity of money with them and made off in a car towards Tesco – and were chased by the victim in his car.

The two vehicles were subsequently involved in a collision on Hawthorn Drive, where the victim reported that the gun was fired before the offenders drove off.

A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said the male was arrested on suspicion of robbery in the capital yesterday evening and subsequently brought to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre, where he is being questioned by detectives.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train

Engineering work is taking place on the rail line between Norwich and Ipswich today.

Stock pic

A multi-car crash at the busy Yarmouth Road/London Road junction caused severe delays in Ipswich today (August 26).

Neil Farrow, organiser of the Ipswich Gin Festival

Ipswich is set to get its own gin festival next year, with dozens of food and drink companies set to get on board.

Clacton Air Show 2016 final day

Day two of the Clacton Airshow provided perfect conditions for flying off the beach – and allowed more than 100,000 visitors to watch the full display.

Ben Gummer at his desk in the Cabinet Office. Photo: Robert Thom

In the final part of five three-minute interviews, Ipswich MP Ben Gummer explains why he enjoys being the town’s representative in parliament.

Police stock image

Three men have been arrested as part of proactive work to tackle the supply of drugs in the Leiston area.

Arrests made

Police are appealing for witnesses following two burglaries in Ipswich in the early hours of this morning.

Overhead view of the proposed Hill Gallop

A major investment in Newmarket horseracing has been unveiled as a five-year project gets closer to the finishing post.

Henry Dunham and Sam Crimp at the top of the Transfagarasan highway in Transylvania.

Two Suffolk adventurers who are walking to Nepal in tribute to a young mother-of-two who died from a brain tumour are currently making their way through Romania.

Arson at farm in Wherstead

Police are hunting an arsonist after tractors and farm equipment were destroyed in a fire on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24