Ipswich town centre gun drama - 17-year-old suspect bailed

The scene of police activity on St Matthew's Street, Ipswich - January 6

The scene of police activity on St Matthew's Street, Ipswich - January 6 - Credit: Lucy taylor

A 17-year-old male arrested after armed police responded to reports of a gun being brandished in Ipswich town centre early yesterday has been released on bail.

The youth was arrested on suspicion of carrying a firearm or imitation following the incident in St Matthew’s Street at 4.20am, during which a handgun - believed to be gas-powered - was recovered.

He was taken to Martlesham police investigation centre for questioning.

A police spokesman today said the suspect had been bailed until February 18.