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Man charged after weekend store robberies in Ipswich

Police in Suffolk have charged a man in connection with two shop robberies in Ipswich Credit: Suffolk Police

Police investigating robberies at two convenience stores in Ipswich over the weekend have charged a 29-year-old man.

Iain McCall, of Barnard Square, in Ipswich, has been charged with two counts of robbery.

Cash was stolen from a shop on Austin Street late on Saturday afternoon before a second raid on a shop on Bridge Street on Sunday evening. Cash was stolen from there as well.

A 25 year old woman arrested in connection with the robberies has been released on bail.

Man fails to return to secure hospital in Ipswich

John Gladstone Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help to find a 34-year-old man who has failed to return to a low secure hospital unit in Ipswich.

John Gladstone was on ‘town leave’ from the premises in Foxhall Road and failed to return this afternoon.

Gladstone is currently subject to a detention under Sections 47/49 of the Mental Health Act and is on a life licence following conviction for the offences of robbery and possession of a firearm.

He is described as the following:

  • Mixed race
  • 5ft 10in tall
  • Heavy build
  • Short, black hair
  • Last seen wearing black Karimoor trousers, a grey hooded top and he speaks with a London accent.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Gladstone, or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police.


Men arrested after liquid is thrown in woman's face

Three men have been arrested. Credit: PA

Three men from Suffolk have been arrested after a woman had liquid thrown in her face in Ipswich.

A woman in her 30s was walking her dog last month on September 13 at the junction of Melville Road and Wellesley road when a liquid containing Ammonia was thrown at her - leaving her face red and swollen.

A 48-year-old man, a 40-year-old man and a 34-year-old man, all from Ipswich, have been released on bail until December.


Ipswich bus strike called off

A 24-hour bus strike has been called off Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 24-hour bus strike that was set to go ahead on Monday in Ipswich has been called off.

Around 140 drivers from Ipswich buses were expected to stop work in a row over pay. But following talks with bosses this morning a settlement's been reached and all services will run normally.

Two teenagers stabbed in street attack

Police in Ipswich are searching for an attacker after two teenagers were stabbed on Whitland Close.

Two teenagers are in hospital after being stabbed in what police believe was a targeted attack.

The two youths, who are both 17, were attacked shortly after 9pm on Monday 3 October, in Whitland Close in Ipswich.

The first victim was approached in the street by two men who were wearing balaclavas, one of whom then stabbed him in upper back. He is in a stable condition in hospital.

The second victim intervened and suffered a cut to the back of his head and a serious hand injury which is described as potentially life-changing.

The suspect is described as 5ft 9in tall, dressed in black and wearing a balaclava.

"We are treating this as an isolated incident and do not believe there is any wider threat to the community."

– Det Ch Insp Barry Byford
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