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19th November 2017

Arrest on suspicion of attempted murder


A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident at Siloam Place in Ipswich on Tuesday 22 November.

The 28 year old man from Ipswich was arrested by firearms officers from Suffolk and Norfolk Constabularies, at an address in Magpie Road, Norwich earlier this afternoon, Saturday 26 November. A police cordon remains in place at the property.

The man has been taken to a Police Investigation Centre for where he will be interviewed by detectives.

Police were alerted just after 12.20am, Tuesday 22 November, to reports of a loud noise at Siloam Place. A few minutes later police received a call from the ambulance service reporting someone had been attacked at the same location and had injuries to his upper arms. 

Officers attended the address where the incident was said to have happened, however no one was found at the property. Enquiries got underway to determine what had occurred.

Around 1.20am police took a further call reporting that an 18-year-old man had arrived at Ipswich Hospital just before 1am with a suspected gunshot wound to his shoulder. He has received treatment for his injuries, which are not life threatening. The young man who was injured is not believed to be from the Ipswich area.

Four men arrested on suspicion of GBH on Tuesday following the incident in Siloam Place were released on police bail on Wednesday to return to Martlesham Investigation Centre on 21 February 2017 while inquiries continue.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen anything in the Siloam Place area of Ipswich during the course of Monday evening or into the early hours of Tuesday to call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting CAD number 17 of Tuesday 22 November, or Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.

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