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19th November 2017

Firearms incident in Chantry


A police cordon was put in place in Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, following a firearms incident last night, Monday 1 February.

Police were called at 8.30pm to reports of an incident in Manchester Road, where three men forced their way into a house and demanded money from the occupants, threatening them with a handgun in the process.

The men then left the house taking a quantity of money and made off in a dark-coloured BMW towards Tesco, pursued by the victim in his car. The two vehicles were subsequently involved in a collision on Hawthorn Drive, where the victim reported that the offenders fired the gun before driving off. No one was harmed during this incident.

A police cordon is currently in place in Hawthorn Drive at the scene of the collision and alleged gunfire, with the road closed at the junction with Bridgwater Road. This is to facilitate a search for evidence of gunshots fired.

Any witnesses to this incident, or anyone with any information, is asked to contact Ipswich CID on 101 quoting reference 15452/16 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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