Man charged with allegedly carrying machete in town centre
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A man carrying a machete was reportedly spotted in Ipswich on one of the busiest Christmas shopping days of the year.
Police were called shortly before 3.30pm on Saturday, December 22 following reports of a man being seen with a machete in the centre of Ipswich.
Suffolk Constabulary arrested Vamps Fountain, a 40-year-old man, of no fixed address, in connection with the incident in the town centre.
A short time after the arrest, Fountain was taken to the Martlesham police investigation centre for questioning.
Fountain was subsequently charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.
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He was remanded into custody and was due to appear at Suffolk Magistrates’ Court today, Monday, December 24.
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