Man in 30s arrested following five-hour stalemate with police at Suffolk property

PUBLISHED: 10:01 17 August 2019 | UPDATED: 13:24 17 August 2019

Police outside a property in Top Road, Martlesham Picture: VICTORIA PERDUSA

Police outside a property in Top Road, Martlesham Picture: VICTORIA PERDUSA


Police have arrested a man following five hours of negotiations at an address in Martlesham.

Suffolk Constabulary said officers went to the address and attempted to make an arrest on Saturday morning.

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Police remained on scene, negotiating with a man at the property, until the early afternoon.

A witness saw two police cars and a van attending the scene, in Top Street, shortly after 7am.

The witness said: "Police were trying to get a guy to leave but he wasn't cooperating."

Suffolk Constabulary's operation room confirmed the incident came to an end at 12.20pm, when a man in his late 30s was arrested and taken into custody.

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