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Teen spotted with fake gun quizzed by police

PUBLISHED: 06:15 02 April 2019 | UPDATED: 06:15 02 April 2019

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape in relation to an attack in Colchester last year. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape in relation to an attack in Colchester last year. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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A teenager was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm after being spotted with a weapon in Ipswich town centre.

Suffolk police received reports that someone was seen in possession of a firearm in the area of St Matthew’s Street, Ipswich, at around 7.30pm on March 29.

Officers found and arrested a 14-year-old boy carrying what they believed to be a gun.

He was taken to Martlesham police headquarters for questioning.

It was established that the weapon the teenager had was an imitation firearm and he was released under investigation pending further enquiries.

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