Ipswich man arrested over suspected assault on security guard in court

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court - Credit: Archant

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after a security guard was injured during an alleged fracas at an Ipswich court.

The suspect, who is from Ipswich, is understood to have been challenged after he was suspected of filming in a courtroom at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court in Elm Street.

Recordings or filming are banned in magistrates and crown courts in England and Wales.

Security staff were called to the court room and an altercation is alleged to have occurred.

During the incident a female member of the security staff sustained what is said to be a injury to her hand.

A man was subsequently arrested and taken into custody.

Suffolk Constabulary has confirmed a 29-year-old was interviewed by officers before being released on police bail, pending further enquiries.

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He must return to Martlesham police investigation centre on July 1.

The incident occurred at around 1.10pm on Thursday last week.