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Police standoff at Suffolk village 'peacefully' resolved

The usually quiet village of Crowfield was in lockdown for nearly three days. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A standoff between police and a suspected armed suspect in a Suffolk village has been "resolved peacefully".

The usually quiet village of Crowfield, near Stowmarket, was in lockdown for three days - with armed officers, dog units and the police helicopter being brought in.

The 42-year-old man left his house at about 3.30pm this afternoon and was detained by police.

He has been arrested on suspicion of making threats and possession of a firearm, and has be taken into police custody for questioning.

Officers have recovered at least one firearm, as searches of the house continue.

Stone Street is expected to re-open this evening, allowing traffic to flow freely through the village again.

Two thousand years of history brought to life at Suffolk fair

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to meet a Roman or see a Viking fight up close?

Visitors to Stowmarket got the chance to find out today as 2,000 years of history came alive.

All this weekend the Museum of East Anglian Life is giving people the opportunity to get up close with re-enactors at its living history fair.

Watch Serena Sandhu's report to find out more.

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Concern for missing 15-year-old from Suffolk

Julian Brown Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing teenage boy from Stowmarket.

15-year-old Julian Brown was last seen in Violet Hill Road around 10am on Saturday 11th June.

Julian has failed to return home and as such there are concerns for his welfare.

He is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, of slim build with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black bomber jacket, black tracksuit bottoms and blue Nike trainers.

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

Concern for missing 15-year-old from Suffolk

Julian Brown Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing teenage boy from Stowmarket.

Julian Brown, who is 15-years-old, was last seen in Violet Hill Road in the town at around 7.55am on Sunday 29 May, and was last spoken with over the phone at 3.20pm that afternoon.

Julian has failed to return home and as such there are concerns for his welfare.

He is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, of slim build with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a cream-coloured jumper, camel coat, black jeans, black Chelsea boots, dark glasses and carrying a Nike rucksack.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Julian, or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact the duty sergeant at Stowmarket Police Station on 101.

Comedy dad makes daughter laugh and racks up two million video views

A fine use of a bald head. Credit: TheLadBible

A dad from Stowmarket has become an online sensation after posting a video of him dancing to cheer his daughter up when she was stuck in hospital.

Paul Cooper's daughter had a broken thumb, so in an attempt to make her smile he posted this.

It got picked up by popular site TheLadBible and has now been seen almost two million times.

Three teenagers arrested following Stowmarket fires

Three teenage boys have been arrested following a number of fires in Suffolk over the weekend.

A number of trees and hedges were set alight in Stowmarket between 10pm on Friday and 5am on Saturday.

One 14-year-old and two 15-year-old boys, all from Stowmarket, were arrested on suspicion of arson.

They were taken to Bury Police Investigation Centre and have since been bailed to return on Monday 23 November.

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