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Lowestoft: Teenager arrested after being caught with cannabis and a replica gun

PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:00 10 January 2014

Inspector Roger Salmon, from the Ipswich South West Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), used his first newsletter of 2014 to promise to maintain exciting projects which he claimed have been highly successful in the past in helping young people improve their lives.

Inspector Roger Salmon, from the Ipswich South West Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), used his first newsletter of 2014 to promise to maintain exciting projects which he claimed have been highly successful in the past in helping young people improve their lives.

A teenager from Lowestoft has been arrested for possessing a replica gun and cannabis.

The 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of an imitation firearm after police seized a rucksack containing a replica gun, a knife and a quantity of cannabis.

Officers on patrol in London Road South spotted the teenager yesterday evening and stopped to speak to him but he ran off.

He was detained a short time later and police also located a rucksack containing items including one large bag and several small bags of cannabis, a wallet, a grinder, electronic scales, phones and the weapons.

The teenager has been taken into custody where he will be interviewed by officers about the finds.

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