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Update: Men bailed after reports of handgun being carried through Eagle Street, Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 06:28 17 February 2014 | UPDATED: 06:28 17 February 2014

Men arrested in Eagle Street, Ipswich, after reports of handgun being carried

Men arrested in Eagle Street, Ipswich, after reports of handgun being carried

Archant

Police have bailed two suspects in Ipswich after reports there were men carrying a handgun through the town.

Police received multiple reports of men carrying a handgun in Ipswich. In one, received just after 10.45am Sunday, a member of the public said she had seen two men in Eagle Street with what appeared to be a gun.

An immediate response was sent including an armed response unit. Police located two men and they were detained.

The 21-year-old man and 22-year-old man both from Ipswich were arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

They have since been bailed, pending enquiries, to return to police on March 21.

Drivers are being urged to take extra caution on the roads this morning, with heavy fog across parts of the East of England.

Agency consultants at Ipswich Hospital are being paid up to £126 per hour to fill gaps in the rota, it has been revealed.

Concerns are growing for the welfare of a missing Suffolk man – who has not been seen for five days.

A smoke alarm helped save lives during a blaze at a home in Ipswich this evening.

Only one potential witness seen on CCTV in Bury St Edmunds on the night Corrie McKeague disappeared remains unidentified.

A horse had to be sedated for rescue after falling into a private swimming pool in north Essex.

A community school art project has helped break down the “invisible barrier” between the Whitehouse and Whitton wards in Ipswich, a former mayor has claimed.

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