A man in his 50s has been arrested after armed police were called to an incident in a Suffolk village. 

Officers received reports of a concern for safety of a male at an address in Shotley on Thursday, June 29. 

Armed police arrived a the scene, before the man arrived a short while later. 

The suspect kicked an officer in the leg and punched him multiples time in the head and face after an attempt to make an arrest was made. 

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "To restrain him the male was pepper sprayed."

Police also seized a firearm at the property.

The man, aged in his 50s, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of stalking and assault of a police officer.

He was taken to Marltesham Police investigation centre for questioning, where he was bailed until July 14.