Armed police raid flat in Ipswich
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.
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"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.
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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."