Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C


Teenager bundled into car by ‘man with firearm’ in Colchester and driven to Sudbury sparking huge armed police response

PUBLISHED: 06:51 30 December 2017 | UPDATED: 06:52 30 December 2017

Armed police were seen in the Mountbatten Road area of Sudbury last night. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Armed police were seen in the Mountbatten Road area of Sudbury last night. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS


An 18-year-old man was forced into a car by a man reported to have a firearm and driven 15 miles to an address in Sudbury on Thursday night.

Map showing distance between Colchester's St John's Walk and Sudbury. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Armed police, dog units and the police helicopter swooped on the Springlands Way area of the town with witnesses reporting several officers with guns in the area surrounding Mountbatten Road.

Now Essex Police, who are leading the investigation, believe a teenager was bundled into a car in St John’s Walk in Colchester at around 9pm on Thursday (December 28).

He was then driven to Sudbury by the man, reported to have a firearm, and taken to an address in the Suffolk market town.

A police spokesman said: “The victim was not hurt, we believe the vehicle was a small silver car and we believe this was an isolated incident and there is no risk to the wider public.

Walkway leading to St John's Walk in Colchester. Picture: GOOGLE MAPSWalkway leading to St John's Walk in Colchester. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

“No arrests have been made at this stage but investigations are ongoing.”

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with information should call Colchester CID on 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

The dedicated cancer ward at Ipswich Hospital has reopened after a touching moment with a dying patient inspired a refurbishment.

Suffolk’s emergency services have welcomed the introduction of a law designed to provide better protection for staff.

An Ipswich school has won gold and silver trophies in the Boccia under-19 county championships.

Officers are reassuring residents after a large police presence in the town centre amidst fears for a man’s welfare.

This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.

Investigations are underway following two burglaries in Ipswich, which are being linked by police.

On the day that it has told its staff to expect to take two days unpaid leave a year because it cannot afford their pay rise, Suffolk County Council is starting a search for an extra £150,000 director.

Greater Anglia is due to take delivery of its first new suburban trains next year – but has still not yet formally announced where they will be serviced in north Essex.

Ipswich School’s Remembrance Day art installation will be open to the public again after overwhelming public interest.

Insurance payouts for vehicle damage caused by potholes in Suffolk has soared by more than double in the last year, shock new figures have revealed.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24