Arrest made and three plastic guns seized after man in Ipswich’s Norwich Road sparks fear

A picture of the scene of a firearms incident in Ipswich's Norwich Road taken by a nearby resident

A picture of the scene of a firearms incident in Ipswich's Norwich Road taken by a nearby resident

A man was arrested in Ipswich this morning on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear.

Suffolk Constabulary was contacted by members of the pubic around 12.15am reporting that a man was walking in the middle of Norwich Road, near Cumberland Towers and the Bramford Road junction, carrying what appeared to be a gun.

Police, including armed officers and dog units, were sent to the area.

A man, aged 27, was subsequently arrested at an address in Norwich Road at around 12.35am and three plastic guns found by police inside the home were seized.

The suspect is currently in custody at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.


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A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “It was reports from members of the public of a male on foot carrying what appeared to be a hand gun.

“He was approached by armed officers and arrested.”

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No one was hurt as a result of this incident, said the police spokesman.

A witness said police closed a section of Norwich Road in the early hours of this morning.

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