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Man found in water beneath Stoke Bridge in Ipswich arrested on suspicion of marina burglary

PUBLISHED: 17:17 05 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:17 05 September 2017

A man was rescued by emergency services after falling from Stoke Bridge in Ipswich (stock image). PIcture: SIMON PARKER

A man was rescued by emergency services after falling from Stoke Bridge in Ipswich (stock image). PIcture: SIMON PARKER

Police called to reports of a man having fallen from Stoke Bridge into the River Orwell this morning have revealed that he has been arrested on suspicion of a burglary on the marina.

Emergency services were called at around 4.40am, and initially reported the incident as a man having fallen from the bridge.

However, police this afternoon confirmed that there were reports of a burglary in progress on a boat in the marina at new Cut east.

Police earlier said the man was found in the water under the bridge, but he was able to climb out.

A spokesman from Suffolk police offering an update this afternoon said: “Police swiftly attended and witnessed a man fitting the description given walking towards Stoke Bridge.

“It is believed that the suspect then lowered himself into the water at the quayside and hid in a void under New Cut East.

“The suspect was located a short time later and was detained on suspicion of burglary.”

The suspect – man in his 30s – was taken to hospital for assessment after he was cold coming out of the water, before being taken to martlesham police investigation centre for questioning.

Emergency services including East of England Ambulance Service, Suffolk Fire and Rescue and HM Coastguard also attended the incident.

Three fire engines, two from Ipswich east and one from Princes Street, were sent to the scene.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said: “One person was rescued from under the bridge and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

“We received the call from police at 5.01am.”

An ambulance spokesman added: “We were called to Ipswich at 5.23am today.

“A rapid response vehicle and ambulance crew were dispatched.

“The patient was taken to Ipswich Hospital with a minor injury.”

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