Man arrested on suspicion of kidnap following Ipswich armed police incident to face no further action

PUBLISHED: 20:54 12 July 2018 | UPDATED: 20:54 12 July 2018

The new  Police Investigation Centre at Martlesham Heath Police HQ.

The new Police Investigation Centre at Martlesham Heath Police HQ.


A man who was arrested after armed police were called to an Ipswich home following reports a young woman was being held against her will, is to face no further action.

Suffolk police were called to Wherstead Road at 5.30am on Sunday, February 25, following concerns for the safety of a woman aged in her 20s.

Detectives shut the road in both directions between The Strand and Hawes Street while investigation work was carried out at the scene.

Drivers reported being turned away from the area by officers armed with guns.

Police said a 25-year-old man from the Ipswich area had been arrested on suspicion of kidnap in connection with the incident. He was questioned by detectives at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.

Suffolk Constabulary confirmed today that the man will face no further action in relation to the incident.

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