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Man charged following stand-off with police in Bungay

PUBLISHED: 16:33 14 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:33 14 May 2018

Armed police and a police helicopter were called to Bungay following a threat. Picture: Mick Burr

Armed police and a police helicopter were called to Bungay following a threat. Picture: Mick Burr

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A 25-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a police officer following a stand-off with police in Bungay at the weekend.

Armed police were called to Garden Close in Bungay. Picture: SubmittedArmed police were called to Garden Close in Bungay. Picture: Submitted

The incident began at around 2.40pm on Saturday, May 12, when a vehicle failed to stop for officers in Trinity Street, Bungay.

A brief police pursuit took place and officers found the vehicle a short time later in Garden Close.

According to a police spokeswoman, the single occupant of the BMW 520 car then got out of the vehicle and officers attempted to detain him.

A second person, a teenage boy, approached officers and helped the man break free.

During this, an officer was assaulted and one sustained facial injuries.

The suspects then ran into a house and a short time later the man came to the door with a knife and made threats to officers.

Officers from the roads policing and firearms unit (RPFOU) attended and, following a short negotiation, two people were arrested at the scene.

Lithfur Ahmed, of Garden Close, Bungay, has been charged with assaulting a police officer and using threatening or abusive behaviour towards two police officers.

A 17-year-old boy from Bungay, arrested on suspicion of obstructing police, was released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Ahmed has been bailed to appear before Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court on June 13.

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