Shoplifter chase drama ends outside Evening Star offices

A man has been arrested for shoplifting following a dramatic chase across Ipswich town centre.

Police arrived shortly before 5pm in Lower Brook Street, where a man was being held down by an Ipswich Street Ranger and an employee of Peacock’s clothing store, in Carr Street.

The member of staff said he gave chase after a hooded top was stolen from the shop.

Witnesses described seeing a man hauled to the ground outside The Evening Star offices and restrained until police turned up.

A man was arrested at the scene and taken to Ipswich Police Station for questioning.

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