Man arrested in Attleborough on suspicion of firearms and assault offences

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A man was arrested in Attleborough on suspicion of firearms offences and assault causing grievous bodily harm.

The 25-year-old was taken into custody on Saturday afternoon and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

He was bailed to return to the Martlesham centre on May 3. However, he was remanded into custody after being charged in relation to drugs offences, for which he was due to appear at Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday (March 13).

A second man, 24 years old, was arrested on Friday afternoon in Colchester on suspicion of harassment and was bailed to return to the Martlesham centre on April 29. But he was recalled to prison for breaching the terms of his licence.

The arrests relate to incidents in Ipswich.

Shortly after 7pm on Monday, March 6, police were called to a firearms incident on Fuchsia Lane in the Suffolk town.

A second firearms incident in Ipswich took place at around 1.30am on Tuesday, March 7, at an address in Nacton Crescent in Ipswich.

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Police believe that these two incidents are linked to an arson attack at a property in west Ipswich, which occurred at around 7.30pm on March 6.

Three other people a 20-year-old man, a 21-year-old man, and a 32-year-old woman arrested in connection with the incidents have been released on bail. All three have been bailed until April 20 pending further enquires.