Police swoop on Cavendish near Sudbury

A stretch of Water Lane in Cavendish was blocked by police, according to witnesses Picure: GOOGLEMAP

A stretch of Water Lane in Cavendish was blocked by police, according to witnesses Picure: GOOGLEMAPS - Credit: Archant

A man has been detained by police after an arrest was carried out in a Suffolk village today.

A riot van and police cars were spotted in Cavendish near Sudbury this afternoon.

According to eyewitnesses, there was a heavy police presence in the village at around 2pm on Wednesday afternoon, April 10.

A man who works nearby said: “They had blocked off the road just after Water Lane.

“There was a riot van and a police car blocking the road.


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“The cars were building up and it was causing a lot of traffic problems. “There was still one police car there when I left at 5.15pm.”

Residents took to social media to describe what they had seen and voice their concerns, with some reporting seeing multiple police units in the area.

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One said: “We just managed to get down Water Lane, but the main road from there to Pentlow Lane was blocked off by police vans ... Hope everything’s ok.”

Another added: “Please be aware that the road through Cavendish just past Water Lane is currently closed.”

A spokesman for Suffolk police said officers had been called to an incident.

She said: “This was a localised incident and did not involve the wider public. “One male was detained.”

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