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Teenager charged over Stowmarket armed robbery

Teenager charged over Stowmarket armed robbery Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A teenager has been charged following an armed robbery in Stowmarket in Suffolk.

Police were called to a shop on Ipswich Street on Sunday morning after a man - wielding what was thought to be a small axe - demanded cash from staff.

An 18-year-old man has been charged with robbery and a drugs offence.

A second teenager who was also arrested has been released on bail.

Man detained under Mental Health Act after BB gun fired at public in Stowmarket

A man's been detained under the Mental Health Act after firing a BB gun at members of the public in Stowmarket last night.

Officers were called at around 6.50pm, yesterday Friday 10 March to reports of a window being damaged at a property on Union Street West.

Moments later police were called to an incident on Navigation Approach in which a member of the public reported that a man had fired a weapon at their car.

Police were then called to Gun Cotton Way, after reports that a man driving a van had discharged a weapon at another vehicle

No one was injured and police have recovered a BB gun, which is believed to have been used in all of the incidents.

The 33-year-old, from Stowmarket, was arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm in a public place, criminal damage and driving a vehicle whilst disqualified. He's since been bailed.


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.

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.

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