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Air pistol incident in Ipswich's Serpentine Road sees five teenagers arrested and two people hurt



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Five teenagers have been arrested in Ipswich after two people were injured by pellets fired from what is believed to be an air pistol.

It comes after armed police were called to an address in Serpentine Road just past 4.15pm today.

A man outside his home told officers he had suffered a leg injury after a firearm, thought to be an air pistol, was discharged from a nearby address.

Five teenagers have been arrested after two people were injured by pellets fired from what is believed to be an air pistol. Stock image
Five teenagers have been arrested after two people were injured by pellets fired from what is believed to be an air pistol. Stock image

Two other women were also hit by pellets from the firearm, one of whom was injured.

A police spokesman said all injuries sustained were minor, and no one required hospital treatment.

Armed police, along with local officers, were called to the scene and five teenagers - four boys and one girl - were arrested at a nearby address on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

All five were taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where they will be questioned by officers investigating the incident.

An air pistol was also recovered at the scene.

The spokesman said: "Early enquiries lead police to believe it was a contained incident and that there is no wider threat to the community."

A police scene is in place while the investigation into the circumstances of the incident continue.

Some roads in the area were closed for a short time but have since reopened.

Anyone who witnessed anything or who has information is asked to contact Ipswich CID on 101, quoting crime reference CAD 311 of June 21.