Armed police investigating Ipswich’s Grove Lane firearms incident make arrest in Fore Street

Dog units have joined armed police in carrying out a warrant in connection with a firearms incident in Grove Lane earlier this week.

Detectives investigating reports five men entered a house in Grove Lane on Tuesday, with two of them said to have been brandishing guns, carried out a planned warrant in Fore Street yesterday morning.

Three people inside the Grove Lane property were alleged to have been threatened by the group sparking a large emergency response at the scene.

A pre-planned operation was carried out in Fore Street at around 6.30am this morning with armed police seen in the area during rush hour.

A 21-year-old man from Ipswich was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, possessing a firearm with intent and assault following the raid.

He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning. He has been bailed until November 2 in connection with the incident.

Yesterday Suffolk police confirmed a 16-year-old boy arrested after the Grove Lane incident had been released under investigation.

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Witnesses should call South CID at Landmark House in Ipswich on 101 quoting reference 64831/17.

Or, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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