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Man charged over imitation firearm incident in Ipswich

Police were called to Cardinal Park on Friday.

A man has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm after an incident in Ipswich.

Police were called to Grafton Way in Cardinal Park on Friday to reports of shots being fired.

Several shell cases, believed to be from blanks, were found in the area.

Alvin Shehu, who is 22 and from Ipswich, will appear before magistrates tomorrow.

A 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of criminal damage in connection with the same incident has been released under investigation.

WW2 aircraft takes to the skies again 77 years after crashing

A restored Hawker Hurricane takes to the skies 77 years after crash landing at Dunkirk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Second World War aircraft grounded for nearly 80 years after crashing has once again taken to the skies.

The Hawker Hurricane is one of ten saved by a restoration business at Elmsett near Ipswich.

14,000 of the planes were made for the RAF during the war but now only a handful exist.

The latest project restored a plane which crash landed in Dunkirk in 1940 but is now flying again after a painstaking rebuilding process.

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Plea for people to stop giving cash to beggars

People in Ipswich are being urged to give to homeless charities rather than beggars in the street.

People in Ipswich are being urged to stop giving money to beggars.

Instead, they're being asked to support homeless charities in the town in the hope of helping those rough sleeping on the streets find accommodation.

Ipswich's Help Our Homeless project was launched at the Sailmakers Shopping Centre. It was attended by charity representatives, the police and by former homeless people who have been helped to find accommodation.

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Search teams looking for missing Ipswich man find body

Police searching for Derrick Chapman have found a body. Credit: Suffolk Police.

Search teams looking for a missing man have discovered a body in Suffolk.

Police, the NPAS helicopter and Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue workers were searching for 57-year-old man Derrick Chapman.

The body was found in woodlands near Bobbits Lane in Ipswich at about 11:20am on Saturday, July 1.

Police believe it is that of Mr Chapman, who was reported as missing on Friday afternoon, although a formal identification is yet to take place.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Have you seen missing Derrick Chapman from Ipswich?

Derrick Chapman has gone missing from Ipswich. Credit: Suffolk Police.

Police are appealing for help to trace a man who has gone missing from the Ipswich area.

Derrick Chapman, who is 57, was reported missing from his home at Ramsey Close at about 1pm on Friday June 30. ) He had last been seen by his wife at home the night before.

Mr Chapman, who is usually clean shaven, is around 5ft 6in tall, white, of medium build, with grey receding hair and is bald on top. He is thought to have taken his Silver Ford Focus with him.

Teen to be sentenced for killing men at traveller site

Nelson Smith. Credit: Suffolk Police

A teenager is due to be sentenced today for the killings of two men at a travellers' site near Ipswich.

32-year-old Barry Street and 18-year-old Nathan Oakley died at the West Meadows site last December following a fight over a caravan pitch.

Both suffered stab wounds and died in hospital. Nelson Smith, who was 17 at the time of the attack, was convicted of murder and manslaughter.


Teenager found guilty of killing two men at travellers site

Nelson Smith, formerly of West Meadows, Ipswich had been on trial at the Central Criminal Court Credit: Suffolk police

An 18-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of 32-year-old Barry Street and manslaughter of 18-year-old Nathan Oakley in Ipswich.

Police were called to West Meadows on 8 December following reports that a man in his 30s had been stabbed.

A further call was then received that a man in his late teens had arrived at Ipswich hospital having sustained stab wounds.

Both men received treatment but died in hospital a short time later.

32-year-old Barry Street and 18-year-old Nathan Oakley died after being stabbed Credit: ITV News Anglia

Following an investigation, Nelson Smith was charged on Saturday 10 December with the murder of Barry Street and Nathan Oakley.

Smith will be sentenced on Friday 30 June.

Tributes to 24-year-old motorcyclist killed in crash

Gavin Chandler, 24, died after his motorcycle crashed with two cars in Foxhall near Ipswich. Credit: Suffolk Police

A motorcyclist who died after a crash with two cars at Foxhall near Ipswich has been named as Gavin Chandler from Tunstall.

Mr Chandler, 24, was a mechanic who worked at Jaguar and Land Rover in Ipswich.

The accident on the A12 at 8pm on Wednesday 21 June involved a blue Yamaha motorcycle, a black Ford KA and a grey Volvo. Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage.

Mr Chandler was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

"Gavin came from a close and loving family and had a wide variety of friends.

"He was loving, caring and kind. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten as he was loved by many.”

– Family statement

Police make fresh appeal after firearms incident in Ipswich

Kelly Road, Ipswich Credit: ITV News Anglia

Detectives investigating an incident in Kelly Road in Ipswich in the early hours of Tuesday 20th June are making a fresh appeal for anyone in the area around the time to come forward.

Officers are viewing CCTV and are keen to trace a few people seen between 2am – 2.30am.

Two teenage boys, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, both from Ipswich who were arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, have now been released under investigation while further enquiries are carried out.

A third teenager, an 18-year-old, also from Ipswich who was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply has also now been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

Officers are continuing to make uniformed, plain clothes and armed patrols in the area.

If you can help please call Suffolk Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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