Two charged after Kesgrave armed siege

TWO men are due in court tomorrow on gun charges following an armed siege in Kesgrave.Lesselle Dunkley, of Orwell Gardens, Ipswich, and Lloyd Williams, of Birkfield Drive, Ipswich, are scheduled to appear before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court.

TWO men are due in court tomorrow on gun charges following an armed siege in Kesgrave.

Lesselle Dunkley, of Orwell Gardens, Ipswich, and Lloyd Williams, of Birkfield Drive, Ipswich, are scheduled to appear before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court.

Anne Marie-Breach, a spokeswoman for Suffolk police, confirmed the 21-year-olds have been charged with having a loaded firearm and ammunition in a public place.

Dunkley and Williams were charged last week when they returned to Felixstowe police station to answer bail following their arrests in December last year.


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The charges arose from a police stand-of in Glanville Place, Kesgrave, on December 9.

Armed officers and police dogs were sent to a ground floor flat around 4am.

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The area around the flats was cordoned off, with some residents prevented from leaving or entering their homes in the hours afterwards.

Negotiators spoke to the occupants of the flat while the stand-off continued.

Eventually the people inside came out voluntarily just before 9.30am and were taken in vans to police stations for questioning.

Eight people were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences including a 27-year-old woman, a 22-year-old, three 20-year-old men, a 21-year-old man, a 19-year-old man and a 26-year-old man.

Williams and Dunkley were among the people held.

The remaining six were all bailed to return to police stations after they were held in custody over the weekend of December 9 and 10.

Police have since told them there will be no charges against them in relation to the incident at Glanville Place.

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