Police helicopter used in Ipswich arrest

POLICE this afternoon surrounded a building in Ipswich after pursuing two men who had been seen throwing cable over a fence.The force's helicopter was used to locate the men, who were initially spotted in Belvedere Road at around 3.

POLICE this afternoon surrounded a building in Ipswich after pursuing two men who had been seen throwing cable over a fence.

The force's helicopter was used to locate the men, who were initially spotted in Belvedere Road at around 3.30pm.

One of the pair was arrested in Star Lane, while the other was pursued to a flat in Smart Street, but was not found.

The two are believed to be in their 20s.


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Officers were seen entering a building in Pleasant Row, which used to be a school and part of Suffolk College but is now flats, with a battering ram while other officers stood outside guarding the exits.

There were five squad cars in Pleasant Row, Shire Hall Yard and Smart Street.

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Police cars were parked in the middle of Star Lane, preventing traffic from using the road, while the helicopter searched for the offenders.

Both males are described as white and 5ft 7in. They were wearing hooded tops and a dark baseball caps.

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