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Armed police raid homes in Allenby Road in Ipswich

Emergency services are at the scene Picture: ARCHANT

Emergency services are at the scene Picture: ARCHANT

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Armed police have raided a house in Ipswich as they investigate a suspected firearms incident.

A policeman stands at the cordon Picture: ARCHANTA policeman stands at the cordon Picture: ARCHANT

Police were called just after 4.45pm today, Friday, September 21, by someone who believed a person at a house in Allenby Road was in possession of a firearm.

The road, which is opposite the Hadleigh Road Sainsbury’s supermarket in the west of the town, was cordoned off at both ends, with police asking the occupants of two houses to leave their homes.

Police have taped off Allenby Road in Ipswich Picture: ARCHANTPolice have taped off Allenby Road in Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT

Both were searched but police say no weapons have yet been found.

A 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with this incident in nearby Hadleigh Road at around 5.30pm.

He has been taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Neighbours gathered close to the cordon as they waited to be let back into their homes.

One resident said: “I came back from work at around 5.55pm and the road was closed off, they have told me I cannot go back to my home.”

She said she had seen officers entering a property with police dogs.

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