Men plead guilty to gun charges

TWO men have pleaded guilty to gun charges following an armed siege in Kesgrave.Lesselle Dunkley, of Orwell Gardens, Ipswich, and Lloyd Williams, of Birkfield Drive, Ipswich, appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court on Tuesday where they admitted to possessing a loaded firearm and ammunition in a public place.

TWO men have pleaded guilty to gun charges following an armed siege in Kesgrave.

Lesselle Dunkley, of Orwell Gardens, Ipswich, and Lloyd Williams, of Birkfield Drive, Ipswich, appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court on Tuesday where they admitted to possessing a loaded firearm and ammunition in a public place.

The 21-year-olds were released on unconditional bail until their next court hearing on July 3.

The charges arose from a police stand-off in Glanville Place, Kesgrave, on December 9 last year.


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It is believed a member of the public saw a person with a gun in the area and contacted police.

Armed officers and police dogs were sent to a ground floor flat around 4am. Negotiators spoke to the occupants of the flat while the stand-off continued.

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Eventually the people inside came out voluntarily just before 9.30am and were taken in vans to police stations for questioning.

Eight people were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences including a 27-year-old woman, a 22-year-old, three 20-year-old men, a 21-year-old man, a 19-year-old man and a 26-year-old man.

Williams and Dunkley were among the people held.

The remaining six were all bailed to return to police stations after they were held in custody over the weekend of December 9 and 10.

Police have since told them there will be no charges against them in relation to the incident at Glanville Place.

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