Suffolk

Ipswich police raid injuries: IPCC will not take further action

  • 15 May 2013
  • From the section Suffolk
Flats on Duke Street, Ipswich
Image caption The man was injured after he leapt from flats on Duke Street, Ipswich

A police watchdog said it will not make further inquiries into Suffolk Police conduct after a man was injured jumping from a balcony.

The man was taken to hospital after officers raided a flat on Duke Street in Ipswich on Monday.

The incident was referred, by the police, to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

The IPCC said the information available did "not raise concerns" about the conduct of officers.

Police said the man, in his 20s, leapt from a balcony and injured his hand, pelvis and leg and had possible internal injuries.

An IPCC spokesman said: "We have decided that, while a man sustained injuries, the information available does not raise concerns about the conduct of police officers which would merit IPCC involvement.

"We are satisfied the incident can be investigated locally by Suffolk Constabulary.

"The IPCC has requested that if any concerns subsequently come to light the matter is re-referred."

The injured man remains in Ipswich Hospital in a stable condition.

Another man arrested in the raid, Mario Cavalho, 27, of no fixed abode, has been charged with kidnap, grievous bodily harm, robbery and possession of a knife following a police investigation into an incident in Bell Close, Ipswich in March.

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