Suspicious incident in Ipswich

POLICE are appealing for witnesses today after a suspicious incident in Ipswich.The incident occurred at just before 4.15pm today in the Buttermarket close to Pals nightclub.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses today after a suspicious incident in Ipswich.

The incident occurred at just before 4.15pm today in the Buttermarket close to Pals nightclub.

A 16-year-old boy was walking with his father in the area when he was approached by a man claiming to be a police officer.

The offender then took the boy by the arm, told him he was under arrest for swearing and attempted to walk the boy away.

He then put the victim in a headlock and took him in the direction of Dogs Head Street.

The boy managed to escape and the man fled the scene.

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The offender is described as about 40-years-old and of fat build with grey hair. He was wearing a grey suit and a white shirt.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call Suffolk police on 01473 613500.