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UPDATE: Man detained under Mental Health Act after BB gun fired at vehicles and property in Stowmarket

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A 33-year-old man arrested after a BB gun was fired at vehicles and a property in Stowmarket has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Police were called at around 6.50pm yesterday (Friday, March 10) to reports of a window being damaged at a property, in Union Street West.

Moments later officers were called to an incident, in Navigation Approach,after a member of the public reported that a man driving a light coloured van had fired a weapon at their car, causing the rear windscreen to shatter.

Police were then called at around 7pm to reports that, in Gun Cotton Way, a man driving a van had fired a weapon at another vehicle, causing damage to the driver’s side window of the car.

At around 7.05pm, in a car park on Cedars Link, another member of the public reported a collision between their car and a van which failed to stop following the incident.

No one was injured and police have recovered a BB gun, which is believed to have been used in all of the incidents.

The van thought to have been involved was also recovered by officers.

The 33-year-old, from Stowmarket, was detained at an address in the town and was arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm in a public place, criminal damage and driving a vehicle whilst disqualified.

He was taken into custody at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning but has now been detained under the Mental Health Act, and has been bailed to return to police on April 11.

Anyone with information about the incidents should call Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD 403 of yesterday, Friday, March 10.


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