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More arrests made following violent brawl in Ipswich last weekend, bringing the total to 12

Three further people have been arrested in connection with a violent mass brawl on the streets of Ipswich last weekend.

Police were called to Norwich Road on Saturday (November 23) at 10.25am after receiving reports of people, armed with weapons fighting in the street.

Officers attended and a man with injuries was taken to hospital.

Police responded to another call and a further three people were found to be injured.

None of the injuries are thought to have been serious.

This week, a further three people - two men and a woman - have been arrested in connection with the incident.

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.

Suffolk police have already made a number of other 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.

The police were granted extra powers to stop and search people after the incident and during one of the searches another man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and of violent disorder.

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