Two arrested after three county manhunt

POLICE have arrested two men following a three-county manhunt after police officers were held at gunpoint and their van stolen.

POLICE have arrested two men following a three-county manhunt after police officers were held at gunpoint and their van stolen.

Armed police were on standby as the search for Robert Inman ended peacefully in Haverhill early today.

A 30-year-old man from the town was also taken into custody after Suffolk police raided a property around 6am.

Several areas in Haverhill were cordoned off last night as officers combed various locations.


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A search for 36-year-old was launched after two police officers were held at gunpoint in Orton Malbourne, Peterborough, at around 3pm yesterday.

A gunman stole a police van and drove out of the city, leaving the officers at the scene unharmed.

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The van was later found abandoned at Norman's Cross, near Peterbrough.

It is believed the gunman then ran across fields before hijacking another car, a silver Volkswagen, at gunpoint from a member of the public, who was left unharmed.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary confirmed shortly after 6am this morning that Inman and another man had been arrested in Haverhill in relation to the hold-up.

Spokeswoman Emma Hardy said: “Inman has been arrested along with another man. The hunt has now been called off.”

Suffolk police worked alongside the Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Essex Police in a joint operation, using armed officers, dog handlers and the police helicopter to search for the man.

The search focussed on Haverhill after the silver Volkswagen he was travelling in was found abandoned in the town last night.

Haverhill Cemetery was one of the areas cordoned off during the evening as police carried out a search of the surrounding area.

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