Three arrests made following burglary reports and group threatening police

Three people have been arrested following an incident in Sudbury which involved police spraying a group with a deterrent substance who were threatening police.

Officers were called to Belle Vue Park, on Cornard Road, shortly before 4.55pm on Friday, April 12, following reports of a burglary in progress.

It was reported that a group of youths had broken into an outbuilding causing damage. Fire extinguishers were discharged and discarded and high visibility vests were stolen.

The group then left on foot towards the town centre and dispersed on police arrival.

A teenage boy then ran into the road on East Street in an attempt to evade arrest.

A black Audi came to a stop as the boy approached, who then placed his hands on the car bonnet. The boy was not hit by the car and sustained no injuries.

Shortly after 5pm, on Market Hill, a 13-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of burglary. He was taken to West Suffolk Hospital as a precaution, before being conveyed to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre (PIC) for questioning. He was subsequently released on bail until May 22 pending further enquiries.

Following his arrest a group of people, including youths and a woman approached the police car, shouting and swearing and making attempts to access the vehicle.

One of the youths, a teenage boy, approached the car and ripped off a windscreen wiper and during the course of the incident PAVA spray was discharged.

The woman and one of the youths then left the scene in a car which was located a short time later at a BP Garage on the B1115.

A 33-year-old woman was subsequently arrested and taken to Bury St Edmunds PIC for questioning. She was issued with a conditional caution for the offences of using threatening/abusive words/behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress; and obstructing/resisting a constable in execution of duty.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of using threatening/abusive words/behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress, criminal damage, obstructing a police officer and assault with intent to resist arrest.

He was also taken to Bury St Edmunds PIC for questioning and subsequently released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses in connection with these incidents and anyone with information should contact Sudbury Response Investigation Team, quoting reference: 20203/24.

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