Four men and boy charged with affray after Ipswich Barclays bank brawl

The scene of a fight at barclays bank in Ipswich

The scene of a fight at barclays bank in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

Police have charged four men and a 15-year-old with affray following a daytime brawl in a Ipswich town centre bank.

Barclays Bank on Princes Street in Ipswich was closed due to a fight on the premises.

Barclays Bank on Princes Street in Ipswich was closed due to a fight on the premises. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

The incident led to Barclays bank in Princes Street being closed for most of the day after a fight broke out between two groups of males.

The fracas occurred at 11.25am on June 30 last year

Two people were said to have injured during the melee.

At the time witnesses said the incident began with an argument outside Little Waitrose before spilling into the bank where a fire extinguisher and furniture were thrown around.

Police subsequently arrested a number of suspects before releasing them on bail, pending further enquries.

Over the past few months the suspects have been rebailed as the investigation continued.

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The five people who will be appearing in court were charged this week following the conclusion of the inquiry.

Natalie Doughty, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary, said: “Four men, Florin Sandu, aged 36, of Woodbridge Road; Viorel Siminoc, 21, of Foxhall Road; Claudiu Sandu, 27, of Spring Road; and Costel Sandu, 31, of Speedwell Road have been charged.

“They are all due to appear at Ipswich Magistrates Court on February 2.

“A 15-year-old boy from Ipswich has also been charged and is due to appear at Ipswich Youth Court on Thursday January 21.”

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