Suffolk

Stowmarket man detained after three shots fired

Union Street West Stowmarket Image copyright Google
Image caption A gun was fired through a window in Union Street West

A man has been detained by police after a gun was fired in three separate incidents in Suffolk.

A window at a house in Union Street West in Stowmarket was damaged on Saturday by "ammunition discharged from a low-powered weapon", police said.

Minutes later, a car windscreen and a car window were shattered in separate incidents in Navigation Approach and Gun Cotton Way.

A 33-year-old local man has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Police say they have recovered a BB gun they believe was used in all three incidents.

The man was held on suspicion of discharging a firearm in a public place, criminal damage and driving a vehicle whilst disqualified. He was bailed until April.

No-one was injured.

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Image caption A windscreen was shattered in a second firearm incident - this time in Navigation Approach

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