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Armed police raid flat in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 15:17 07 May 2003 | UPDATED: 13:49 03 March 2010

THREE men and a woman were taken to Ipswich police station today after armed police raided a flat in the town centre.

The incident happened in St Matthew's Street just after 9am when police were executing a warrant.

THREE men and a woman were taken to Ipswich police station today after armed police raided a flat in the town centre.

The incident happened in St Matthew's Street just after 9am when police were executing a warrant.

A police spokeswoman said: "Officers attended a property in St Matthew's Street this morning to execute a warrant.

"Four people were detained and taken to Ipswich police station.

"The warrant was issued in relation to alleged offences relating to drugs and firearms."

One resident of Berners Street, Ipswich, saw armed officers enter the flat.

He said: "They seemed to zap up there and raid a couple of the flats and then took away two white guys, one black guy and one black woman."

He said around four unmarked police cars attended the scene and officers – one of whom seemed to be carrying a machine gun – entered the property.

Many of the officers, who numbered around eight, were wearing body armour.

Another woman, who asked not to be named, said: "I heard dogs barking loudly and then I saw a police vehicle parked outside the flats. The police went inside and about three men and a woman were taken away."

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