Ipswich: Two men from Ipswich arrested in connection with rioting in London
IPSWICH/LONDON: Two men from Ipswich have been arrested in connection with the London riots, it emerged today.
One of the suspects has been told no further action will be taken against him, while the other is currently on police bail until next month.
The 21 and 29-year-olds are among more than 2,100 to be taken into custody by the Metropolitan Police as a result of last month’s rioting and looting.
Last week, Scotland Yard said 1,135 of them had now been charged.
The 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the burglary of a commercial premises along with others.
Although few details have emerged about the incident itself or the specific location, it is understood the front windows of the property involved were smashed.
The alleged burglary is said to have taken place in Buckhurst Hill, near Woodford Green, Essex, on August 9.
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The suspect has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
He must return to a police station in the Buckhurst Hill area on October 6.
The 29-year-old man was originally arrested in connection with a robbery, which is said to have also occurred on August 9.
However he was released without charge.
A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said: “We are aware of two arrests in London relating to people from Suffolk. Both people are from Ipswich. The investigation is currently being dealt with by the Metropolitan Police.”
Figures from the Ministry of Justice show that, across England, around 1,500 people have appeared in court to answer riot-related charges.
Scotland Yard said more than 950 of those charged had already appeared before the court, 82 had been sentenced and 42 jailed.
The trouble began in London after police shot a suspect, father-of-four Mark Duggan, near Tottenham Hale station.