Teenage boy released from custody following gun incident in Ipswich’s Grove Lane

Police at the scene of an incident in Grove Lane, Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police at the scene of an incident in Grove Lane, Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A teenager who was arrested in connection with a firearms incident in Ipswich has been released under investigation.

The incident happened in Grove Lane around 4.55pm yesterday, when five males, two of whom were carrying guns, were reported to have entered a home and threatened the three occupants before running away.

Around 6.20pm that evening, a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear.

The teenager was released from custody this afternoon pending further enquiries.

Multiple armed police units were sent to the scene and the National Police Air Service helicopter was also spotted circling above the area.


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One of the three occupants was assaulted during the incident and sustained minor injuries

Grove Lane was closed to traffic as the drama unfolded.

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While detectives believe this was a targeted incident, witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact South Criminal Investigation Department in Ipswich on 101 quoting reference CAD 307 of October 3.

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