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Ipswich – Three further people arrested following incident

Three further people have been arrested in connection with an incident in Ipswich.

Police were initially called shortly after 10.25am on Saturday 23 November following reports of an altercation in progress in Norwich Road involving a group of people with weapons.

Officers attended and located a man with injuries who was taken to hospital for treatment and later discharged.

Police responded to another call and a further three people with injuries were located. None of the injuries were deemed to be serious.

Three further people – two men and a woman – have been arrested in connection with the incident this week.

A 31-year-old woman was arrested earlier today, Thursday 28 November, on suspicion of violent disorder. She has been taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where she will be questioned.

A 28-year-old man was also arrested today on suspicion of violent disorder. He has been taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he will be questioned.

On Tuesday (26 November) a 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder. He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned and subsequently released on bail until 23 December 2019.

As a result of the investigation into this incident Suffolk police have made a number of other arrests. The details are as follows:

- A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned and subsequently released on bail until 20 December 2019.

- A 50-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault and violent disorder order and was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where she was questioned and subsequently released on bail until 21 December 2019.

- A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned and subsequently released on bail until 20 December 2019.

- A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and violent disorder and was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned and subsequently released on bail until 21 December 2019.

- A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault, violent disorder and for assisting an offender. He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned and subsequently released on bail until 21 December 2019.

- A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of failing to appear when a warrant had been issued for a separate matter. Following initial enquiries, the man was found not to be part of the incident on Saturday. He was remanded and will appear at court in due course in relation to the other matter.

Following a stop and search carried out while Section 60 powers were in place, a further man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and violent disorder on Saturday evening. He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned.

David Cristea, 22, of London Road, Ipswich was subsequently charged with possession of an offensive weapon and appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on Monday 25 November. He is next due to appear at the same court on 3 December 2019.

A further man was arrested on Sunday 24 November, on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned.

Nelu Paila, 31, of Parade Road, Ipswich has been charged and is due to appear at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on 4 February 2020.

- Another person, a 32-year-old man, was also arrested on Sunday afternoon. He was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned and subsequently released on bail until 20 December 2019.

Officers will continue to carry out patrols in the Norwich Road area and in the town centre. The force’s Community Engagement Officers have also been visiting shops and businesses in Norwich Road.

Any witnesses or anyone travelling in the area that may have captured relevant dash-cam or mobile phone footage should contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference: 37/70870/19

Website: http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

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Previous release | 25 November 2019

Five people arrested in connection with an incident in Ipswich on Saturday have been released on bail.

Police were initially called shortly after 10.25am on Saturday 23 November following reports of an altercation in progress in Norwich Road, Ipswich involving a group of people with weapons.

Officers attended and located a man with injuries who was taken to hospital for treatment and later discharged.

Police responded to another call and a further three people with injuries were located. None of the injuries were deemed to be serious.

As a result of the investigation into this incident Suffolk police have made the following arrests:

- A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned and subsequently released on bail until 20 December 2019.

- A 50-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault and violent disorder order and was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where she was questioned and subsequently released on bail until 21 December 2019.

- A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned and subsequently released on bail until 20 December 2019.

- A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and violent disorder and was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned and subsequently released on bail until 21 December 2019.

- A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault, violent disorder and for assisting an offender. He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned and subsequently released on bail until 21 December 2019.

- A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of failing to appear when a warrant had been issued for a separate matter. Following initial enquiries, the man was found not to be part of the incident on Saturday. He was remanded and will appear at court in due course in relation to the other matter.

Following a stop and search carried out while Section 60 powers were in place, a further man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon on Saturday evening. He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned.

David Cristea, 22, of London Road, Ipswich, was subsequently charged and is due to appear at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today, Monday 25 November.

A further man was arrested yesterday, Sunday 24 November, on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned.

Nelu Paila, 31, of Parade Road, Ipswich, has been charged and is due to appear at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on 4 February 2020.

Officers will continue to patrol Norwich Road and the surrounding area to provide a visible presence to reassure the community and will deal effectively with any individuals committing crime in the area.

Officers are working with community leaders to address the concerns of people living and working in the area.

Superintendent Kerry Cutler said: “We understand that this incident will have caused concern and as a result, we will be carrying out further patrols in the town this week. We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and will take a robust approach to any person involved in violence on our streets. Officers will also be speaking to local residents, community leaders and schools to provide support and reassurance.

“As part of the patrols, we will be using a range of tactics and this will include vehicle checks and further stop searches where appropriate. Our Operation Sentinel and Scorpion teams are part of our response. Anyone caught with an offensive weapon will be arrested.

“We now believe around 20 people were directly involved in the incident. While this investigation is progressing, we believe that there were two opposing groups of people involved who were known to each other. We hope that this will reassure people that this was not a violent attack against innocent members of the public.

“We have spoken to a number of people who were witnesses to the incident and we are keen to speak to anyone else who has not yet come forward and believes they may have important information to assist the investigation.

“Information from the community is vital and we will work with them to continue to identify those concerned – we welcome the support of the public to enable us to achieve this.

“We have a team of officers who will be dedicated to this investigation and I am determined to bring those responsible to justice. While we have made a total of six arrests in connection with the incident so far, I am confident that more will follow in the coming days, such is our determination to arrest those responsible.

“I would also like to emphasise again that we simply will not tolerate such violent behaviour in Ipswich or the county as a whole. We expect all people in Suffolk to go about their business in a law-abiding and peaceful way. Violent activity will not be accepted and we will always look to prosecute those involved in such serious acts of aggression, regardless of whether they were known to each other.”

Any witnesses or anyone travelling in the area that may have captured relevant dash-cam or mobile phone footage should contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference: 37/70870/19

Website: http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Phone – call 101

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Previous release | 23 November 2019 - 7.27pm

Police will be carrying out additional patrols and searches following an incident in Ipswich earlier today.

Police were initially called shortly after 10.25am today, Saturday 23 November, following reports of an altercation in progress in Norwich Road, Ipswich involving a group of people with weapons.

Officers attended and located a man with a non life-threatening or life-changing injury. He was taken to hospital for treatment and was later discharged.

A further call was received following reports that a man had been located in London Road, Ipswich having sustained an injury. Two females were also located nearby with injuries. All of the injuries were not deemed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Road closures were put in place in Norwich Road and in nearby roads while an investigation was carried out. A scene was also put in place but has since been stood down

Police would like to thank motorists, residents and businesses in the area for their patience while initial enquiries were carried out.

Officers have arrested six people in connection with the incident. The details are as follows:

- A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he will be questioned.
- A woman was arrested on suspicion of assault and was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where she will be questioned.
- A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he will be questioned.
- A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he will be questioned.
- A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of failing to appear when a warrant had been issued for a separate matter.
- A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and for assisting an offender. He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he will be questioned.

While a full investigation is still to be carried out, officers believe that the people involved were known to each other.

Additional visible patrols will be carried out in the town throughout the evening in a bid to offer reassurance to the local community.
 
As a matter of precaution, a Section 60 has been authorised between 11.55am today, Saturday 23 November, until 11.55am tomorrow, Sunday 24 November.
 
As part of the powers, officers will be allowed to stop and search without reasonable grounds, but where there is a risk of violence or believe weapons are being carried, within the area marked on the map.
 
What is a Section 60?
 
Section 60 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
 
Section 60 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (s.60) gives police the right to search people in a defined area during a specific time period when they believe, with good reason, that: serious violence will take place and it is necessary to use this power to prevent such violence; or that a person is carrying a dangerous object or offensive weapon; or that an incident involving serious violence has taken place and a dangerous instrument or offensive weapon used in the incident is being carried in the locality.

Any witnesses or anyone travelling in the area that may have captured relevant dash-cam or mobile phone footage should contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference: 37/70870/19

Website: http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Phone – call 101

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

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Previous release | 23 November 2019 - 2.31pm

Police are currently investigating an ongoing incident in the town.

Road closures are in place in Norwich Road while initial enquiries are carried out to try to establish the circumstances.

Six people have been arrested in connection with the incident and have been taken into custody.

Ambulance crews also attended the scene.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact Suffolk police, quoting CAD reference 101 of today, Saturday 23 November.

Website: http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org