Teenager threatened with knife and sword seized from youth during separate incidents in Jubilee Park area of Ipswich

Victoria Street, Ipswich

Victoria Street, Ipswich

A teenager has been arrested in connection with the robbery of a 15-year-old boy in the Jubilee Park area of Ipswich.

On Monday afternoon, the victim reported he had been forced into an alleyway to the side of the Handford Hall primary school entrance and threatened with a knife. He told police officers he was then approached again in the Surrey Road area where money was demanded from him. A short time later he realised his phone was missing.

A 16-year-old boy, from Ipswich, was arrested on suspicion of robbery yesterday, and was taken into custody at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

The suspect has been bailed to return to police on May 4, to allow further enquiries to be carried out.

A police investigation is also underway into another incident in the area on Monday at around 6.40pm.

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Officers received a call from a member of the public reporting that he had taken a sword-type weapon from a youth on Victoria Street. He reported that he had seen two youths involved in an altercation and had taken the sword from one of them. A police officer attended and seized the weapon.

Anyone who has any information about either of these incidents should call police 101, quoting crime number 24953/16.

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