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Great Cornard - Man charged after firearms incident

Police have charged a man in connection with a firearms incident in Great Cornard.

Officers were called to reports of a domestic disturbance at a property on Canhams Road, Great Cornard near Sudbury at just after 6:30pm, Sunday 8 September,
 
Police were dispatched immediately and located a man in a garden in possession of a firearm.
 
The 49-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.
 
A firearm (shotgun) was recovered from the scene and made safe. A woman was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.
 
Paul Martin of Great Cornard has now been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition without holding a Firearms certificate, making threats to kill, assault, assault by beating, arson endangering life and criminal damage.
 
Martin appeared before Ipswich Magistrates Court today 10 September and has been remanded into custody and is due to appear before Ipswich Crown Court on 8 October 2019.

 

 

Previous release - 8 September

A man has been arrested by police after a firearms incident in Great Cornard today.

Police received reports at just after 6:30pm, Sunday 8 September, of a domestic disturbance at a property on Canhams Road, Great Cornard near Sudbury.

Officers were dispatched immediately and located  a man believed to have come from the property in a garden in possession of a firearm, understood to be a shotgun.

The man, in his 40s from the Sudbury area,  was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage -arson endangering life, possession of a firearm with intent and assault. He has been taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre and will be interviewed by officers.

A firearm was recovered from the scene and has been made safe.

A woman was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

A scene remains in place whilst enquiries continue.

Anybody with any information relating to this incident should contact West CID quoting CAD 332 of 8 September.

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