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Man charged with drug offences and possession of taser in town

PUBLISHED: 13:53 23 May 2019 | UPDATED: 13:56 23 May 2019

Jai Souter. Picture: Suffolk Police

Jai Souter. Picture: Suffolk Police

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A 26-year-old man has been charged in connection with drug offences as well as the possession of a taser following his arrest in Beccles.

Jai Souter, 26, of Rigbourne Hill was wanted on recall to prison after allegedly breaching the terms of his licence on May 14.

A week later, on Wednesday (May 22), Souter was found by police in the town after they stopped a white van in a car park behind Cucumber Lane.

He was taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre and charged with seven offences including the possession with intent to supply class A drugs, possession of an offensive weapon as well as a taser.

He has also been charged with two counts of assault with intent to resist arrest and the use of a vehicle without third party insurance.

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He is due to appear before Norwich Magistrates' Court on May 23.

Matthew Ransome, 37, from Beccles witnessed the early-morning arrest from his home.

Mr Ransome said: "I couldn't see much because the street lights were off, but I was woken up by shouting and screaming and someone was being arrested. Not a lot happens here, it had been really quiet. We moved here two years ago now.

"I have lived in different places around the town and this is the first time I have seen anything like this happen in Beccles," he said.

A spokesperson from Suffolk Police, said: "Police would like to thank the member of public who assisted officers at the time of arrest and are appealing for them to come forward."

Did you help police with the arrest? Contact Greta.Levy@Archant.co.uk

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