Five held and weapons seized

FIVE people are in custody today after armed police carried out an afternoon swoop and recovered a haul of weapons.

FIVE people were in custody today after armed police carried out an afternoon swoop and recovered a haul of weapons.

Officers were called to Undercliff Road West, in Felixstowe, at around 3.20pm yesterday by a member of the public who reported seeing what was thought to be a handgun.

Suffolk police's armed response unit was deployed as well as a dog team and officers temporarily sealed off a section of the road.

Five people were arrested from cars, a property and in the street and three BB guns, a machete, a cross bow and some knives were seized.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said officers arrested a 35-year-old Felixstowe man on suspicion of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply.

A 28-year-old woman from Felixstowe, a 36-year-old woman from Felixstowe, a 30-year-old man from Felixstowe and a 42-year-old man from Woodbridge were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.

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They were being held in custody at police stations in Ipswich and Felixstowe.