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Ipswich: Court appearance for man accused of Class A drug-dealing in Bourne Park

09:16 25 July 2014

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

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A man is due to appear in court later after he was charged with drug-dealing in Ipswich.

Police were contacted shortly before 3pm on Wednesday following reports of drug-dealing in Bourne Park.

Officers attended the scene and, with the help of the police helicopter and police dog handlers, arrested six people on suspicion of committing drug offences. They were all taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.

Omar Musa, a 20-year-old unemployed man of no fixed address, has now been charged with two counts of being in possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. He has been detained in police custody prior to his appearance at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court today.

The other five men; an 18-year-old man from London, a 19-year-old man from Surrey, a 19-year-old man from Twickenham, a 19-year-old man of no fixed address and a 22-year-old man from London have all been released on police bail until September 25 pending further enquiries.

Highways England chiefs have closed the Orwell Bridge this morning after Met Office forecasters warned of gusts of up to 65mph on the A14.

A family have paid tribute to the “fearless” and “fun loving” Katie Bent, who died after a crash in Bardwell.

Emergency services are evacuating 64 homes after concerns a building may collapse in Greenstead Road, Colchester.

Suffolk police have received more than 130 weather related calls reporting fallen trees and downed power cables as Storm Doris blasts the country.

Hundreds of people are without power, cables have come down close to a school, parks have been closed and trees have fallen in parts of west Suffolk.

Power cuts and fallen trees are causing disruption to homes, businesses, roads and railways across Essex today as high winds hit the county from Storm Doris.

An inspirational community project in Ipswich which is saving thousands of kilos of edible food from going to landfill has picked up national recognition after being featured on BBC Radio 4’s Midweek programme on Wednesday.

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