Trio released on bail over trouble which sparked armed police presence in Victoria Street, Ipswich
- Credit: Archant
Three men have been released on bail following trouble between two groups of men reportedly wielding glass bottles and a baseball bat in Victoria Street, Ipswich yesterday.
Armed police officers, a police helicopter and a police dog unit attended the scene at 4.30pm after reports of an altercation between the men who were seen shouting at each other and brandishing weapons.
Three men from Ipswich, two aged 18 and one aged 19, were later arrested on suspicion of causing affray and were taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.
This afternoone Charlotte Parker, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary, said the trio had been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
They must now return to the police investigation centre on December 30.
You may also want to watch:
One eyewitness to the incident, who did not want to be named, said: “There were around eight to 10 policemen walking down Bramford Lane in a line.
“They were armed. They said not to worry, it was just a bit of trouble a few streets away.
- 1 Supermarket switch opens door to new Ipswich Lidl
- 2 Former Ipswich teacher appears in court charged with historic sex offences
- 3 Brunch trip leaves friend group 'anxious' after spiking fears
- 4 Man accused of Ipswich stabbing refuses to leave cell to enter plea
- 5 Well-known Felixstowe bookseller to retire and hand over to vinyl store
- 6 Major Ipswich road partially blocked after crash involving Audi and Mercedes
- 7 'It's like we're in the stone age' - Homophobic abuse halts LGBT+ parties
- 8 No need to wait for booster invitation - clarification after Covid jab confusion
- 9 First look inside Ipswich's new Geek Retreat games cafe
- 10 Specialist engineers working to fix Ipswich flooding hotspot
“We looked and they had guns. It was pretty scary.”
Anyone with information should contact Dc Nicola Smith on 101, quoting reference number IC/14/4470, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.