Toy gun seized after imitation weapon pointed at members of the public in Ipswich

Police are continuing to search Grimwade Street and Alexandra Park Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Police are continuing to search Grimwade Street and Alexandra Park Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

A male has been detained by police after what was believed to be a gun was pointed at members of the public in the centre of Ipswich.

Police were called at 3.50pm by a member of the public who reported that they had spotted someone walking down Belstead Road with what they believed to be a gun in their hand which they pointed at their vehicle.

Further calls were made to officers at 4pm, reporting a similar incident in College Street and then 15 minutes later in Grimwade Street.

Police have since located and seized a toy revolver/cap gun and a male has been detained.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “Further searches in the area of Grimwade Street & Alexandra Park are ongoing, assisted by armed officers and using a drone but officers do not believe there is any threat to members of the public.


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“Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference CAD 264.”

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