Video: Teenager bailed by police following incident involving up to 14 people at Ipswich Waterfront

The scene outside the Chamber of Commerce

The scene outside the Chamber of Commerce - Credit: Archant

A teenager who was arrested for possessing a hammer after armed police were called to Ipswich’s waterfront to tackle a fight involving up to 14 people on Friday has been bailed.

Nearby offices and buildings were reportedly in lock-down amid concerns knives were being used in the brawl in Bath Street.

Officers and a dog unit were also called to the scene shortly after 1.30pm.

On Friday night, police confirmed that at least one arrest has been made. A 17-year-old boy was arrested for being in possession of a hammer.

He has now been bailed until November 3.

Earlier, an office worker at the scene, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “I was in the cafeteria and we were told to lock the office.

“It was worrying. At first we thought it was a bit of a prank, but when we realised it was actually happening it was quite scary.

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“The police have dealt with it very promptly.”

According to reports, the groups involved in the fight were seen running around the area between Felaw Street and Bath Street.

In a short statement released earlier on Friday, a spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “Police were called at 1.35pm today after a fight broke out in Ipswich town centre on Bath Street between approximately eight to 14 people.

“Several police units attended the incident, including a police dog. Police continued to patrol the area for some time afterwards to ensure that order remained.”