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Police investigate as 'shots fired and fire thrown' in Ipswich

  • Video report by ITV Anglia's Victoria Lampard

Gun fire was heard in a residential area of Ipswich in the early hours of Tuesday 20 June.

Officers were called to Kelly Road around 2.20am.

A number of of people had reported hearing shots and seeing someone who appeared to be throwing things that had been set on fire at an address there.

No one at the property was hurt.

Officers - including the National Police Air Service helicopter - searched the area but could not find anyone.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting CAD 42 of today, Tuesday 20 June.



Extra trains to be laid on to get concert fans home

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Greater Anglia has announced it's to run extra trains to coincide with the Elton John concert at Portman Road in Ipswich.

They'll run two extra trains to take concert-goers home on Saturday 17th June.

An extra train will run from Ipswich to Norwich at 23.15 and from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street at 23.18.

“We know that Elton John’s concert is going to be hugely popular, so we wanted to make sure that fans could get home safely afterwards. I’m very happy that we’ve been able to put on two extra trains to coincide with the end of the concert. We will be using all of our available trains and carriages, but we are still expecting trains to be very busy on the night.”

– James Reeve, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager

Police operation to tackle anti-social behaviour hailed a success

A dedicated team of police officers tackling violence and related anti-social behaviour in Ipswich have made over 100 arrests in 12 weeks.

Police say Operation Woven has been so successful they're now running it until the end of August. It was launched in March with the aim to deter and disrupt crime and anti-social behaviour.

Large quantities of drugs and cash, along with other drugs paraphernalia and weapons, have been seized as a result of various warrants and searches. A number of properties linked to drug dealing and ASB have also been subject to closure orders.

"This operation was only initially intended to be in place for six weeks, but due to its overwhelming success and the support of our partners we have extended this to six months, so it will now run until the end of August.

Operation Woven is achieving real results, as demonstrated by a significant number of those arrested being charged and put before the courts already and many more still under investigation. Large quantities of drugs have been seized and therefore prevented from being dealt on the streets of Ipswich, helping to make our neighbourhoods safer places for everyone."

– Ipswich’s policing commander, Superintendent Kerry Cutler
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