Seaham boy arrested in investigation into gunpoint robbery

Princes Street in Ipswich. Image copyright Google Maps.
Princes Street in Ipswich. Image copyright Google Maps.

A 14-year-old from Seaham has been arrested after two robberies in Ipswich, one involving a firearm.

He and another boy were arrested after Suffolk Constabulary was contacted at around 11.30pm on Wednesday, to reports two men had been threatened at gunpoint and ordered to hand over cash in the Princes Street area.

The street is a short distance away from Ipswich Town's football ground.

The force has said officers immediately began inquiries and the two teenagers – one from Ipswich, the other from Seaham - were arrested on suspicion of robbery around midnight.

Both were taken taken into custody at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where they were interviewed by detectives in connection with this incident and another robbery around 9.10pm on the same day in Old Foundry Road.

They have since been released on bail to return to the centre on a date next month while inquiries continue.