Home   Ipswich   News   Article

Subscribe Now

Five teens arrested after Ipswich Serpentine Road air pistol incident released on bail



More news, no ads

LEARN MORE


Five teenagers who were arrested after two people were injured by an air pistol in Ipswich yesterday have been released on bail.

It comes after armed police were called to an address on Serpentine Road just past 4.15pm yesterday when a man said he had been shot in the leg by an air weapon.

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

Five teenagers who were arrested after two people were injured by an air pistol in Ipswich yesterday have been released on bail. Stock image
Five teenagers who were arrested after two people were injured by an air pistol in Ipswich yesterday have been released on bail. Stock image

A police spokesman said all injuries 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 assault causing grievous bodily harm.

All five were taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and have been released on bail until Sunday, July 17, pending further enquiries.

An air pistol was recovered during initial searches following the arrests, and a police cordon was in place in the area.

Early enquiries lead police to believe it was a contained incident and there is no wider threat to the community.

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