Man arrested in Kesgrave still in police custody after gunshots fired at Cardinal Park, Ipswich

The cordon in Cardinal Park, Ipswich. Picture: JASON NOBLE

The cordon in Cardinal Park, Ipswich. Picture: JASON NOBLE - Credit: Archant

A 22-year-old man arrested in Kesgrave after shots were fired at Cardinal Park in Ipswich in the early hours of Friday morning remains in custody this morning. Update: A man has been arrested. See here.

Police rushed to scene shortly after 3am on Friday after receiving reports that shots had been heard in the Grafton Way area of the town.

Several shell cases, believed to be from blanks, were recovered at the scene.

Car rear and side windows smashed outside Cardinal Park, Ipswich. Picture: JASON NOBLE�

Car rear and side windows smashed outside Cardinal Park, Ipswich. Picture: JASON NOBLE� - Credit: Archant

At around 2.30pm on Friday, officers arrested a 22-year-old man at an address in Kesgrave in connection with the incident. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

He was taken to police custody to be interviewed by officers. This morning, police said the man is still in custody.

Car smashed up outside the restaurants in Cardinal Park, Ipswich. Picture: JASON NOBLE�

Car smashed up outside the restaurants in Cardinal Park, Ipswich. Picture: JASON NOBLE� - Credit: Archant


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A grey Fiat Bravo was found parked outside the Harvester restaurant with its rear and side windows smashed, which is understood to be linked to the incident.

A 21-year-old man, arrested at the scene on suspicion of criminal damage, has been released under investigation.

�The police cordon outside several restaurants in Cardinal Park, Ipswich. Picture: JASON NOBLE�

�The police cordon outside several restaurants in Cardinal Park, Ipswich. Picture: JASON NOBLE� - Credit: Archant

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A police cordon was put in place around the row of restaurants at Cardinal Park until around 12.50pm on Friday to allow officers to examine the scene.

Yesterday, a force spokeswoman said: “It is not thought to have been live ammunition and no one was injured.

The grey Fiat Bravo was found parked outside the Harvester restaurant Picture: JASON NOBLE�

The grey Fiat Bravo was found parked outside the Harvester restaurant Picture: JASON NOBLE� - Credit: Archant

“It is thought one man fired the blanks and police are investigating exactly what happened, however at this stage it’s thought it may have been a dispute between several individuals.”

The incident meant several restaurants – Nandos, Ask Italian, Harvester, and Frankie & Benny’s – were unable to open until the cordon was lifted.

The cordon did not cover Chimichanga or Subway.

Detectives are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

If you have any information that can assist police in their investigation call Suffolk police on 101, quoting crime number 48278/17.

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