Man arrested after axe was brandished at bailiffs in Sycamore Close, Pinewood

Armed officers and the police helicopter were called to the scene of the incident in Sycamore Close

Armed officers and the police helicopter were called to the scene of the incident in Sycamore Close at 3.30pm.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested after an axe was brandished at bailiffs who were attempting to execute a warrant in Pinewood.

Armed officers and the police helicopter were called to Sycamore Close at 3.30pm on August 21.

Three bailiffs reported being threatened by a group of men, one of whom was described as brandishing an axe.

On police arrival the men had left the street and a search was conducted but the group was not located.

However, an axe was found in the nearby area and seized, police said.

Last night officers investigating the incident arrested a man from the Ipswich area on suspicion of violent disorder and theft of a motor vehicle.

He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and was released on bail until October 22 pending further enquiries.

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