Teenager arrested after police called to trouble at club

Youth arrested as trouble flares at nightspot

IPSWICH: A teenager is on bail today after extra police were called in to deal with trouble at a town centre nightspot.

Officers were sent to three separate early morning incidents during a dance night event at Pals in the Cattle Market.

Police said two men needed first aid as trouble flared. The problems are understood to have led to the bar’s management taking the decision to close early to ensure the trouble was kept to a minimum.

As well as people from Suffolk, it is understood a contingent had also come up from London to attend the event.


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Although it is understood a number of people were involved in the problems only one, a youth from Ipswich, was arrested.

However, a young woman from the town also got herself in trouble with police.

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Officers responded to the first report just after 2.55am on Monday after being informed a man had been struck with a bottle.

Violence erupted again at 3.45am when another man was said to have been glassed.

Police had to intervene again at 3.55am when a drunken woman was causing problems.

Richard Jones, a spokesman for Ipswich police, said: “A 17-year-old male from Ipswich was arrested on suspicion of minor wounding without intent as a result of an incident.

“He has been released on police bail pending further inquiries and must return to Ipswich police station on May 30.

“An 18-year-old female was also given a fixed penalty notice for disorder as a result of an incident.”

Mr Jones added that units from outside the immediate area had to be called in to help officers already on the scene, as problems developed during the night.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Trust confirmed paramedics had been called on two occasions to attend Pals.

The man who had been injured during the incident at around 2.55am was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment. However, another man injured at 3.45am declined hospital treatment and made his own way home.

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