Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 8°C

Search

Ipswich: Police officer to appear in court over dangerous driving and assault allegations after off-duty incident

19:27 04 June 2014

South East Suffolk Magistrates Court

South East Suffolk Magistrates Court

Archant

A Suffolk police officer is to appear in court to be charged following an alleged road rage incident in Ipswich.

The police constable, who was off-duty at the time, has been reported for summons to court in relation to allegations of dangerous driving and assault.

At this stage no date has been set for his appearance in court.

In addition it is not known whether the first hearing will be scheduled to be heard in Suffolk or Norfolk.

The 53-year-old will be formally charged with dangerous driving and assault when he makes his appearance in court.

The officer is stationed at Suffolk Constabulary’s Martlesham headquarters.

The constabulary has said the constable has not been suspended from his duties.

Richard Jones, a spokesman for the force, said: “A 53-year-old man from the Ipswich area has been reported for summons to court following an incident involving a cyclist and a motorist, which happened on Friday, February 14, along Norwich Road in Ipswich.

“The man, who is an employee with Suffolk Police, was off-duty at the time of the incident.”

An investigation began after an allegation was made by a 25-year-old cyclist from the Whitehouse estate in Ipswich who reported he had been knocked off his bike by a motorist.

The incident took place near Coe’s outfitters in Norwich Road at around 2.15pm.

At the time the pair were both understood to have been heading away from the town centre.

After the alleged collision a physical altercation is said to have occurred. An inquiry began after a complaint was made and Suffolk Constabulary’s Professional Standards Department was informed.

In February a police statement read: “The matter will be fully investigated to see if any criminal offences have taken place and where necessary appropriate action will be taken.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Police at the scene of the stabbing close to Wherstead Road in Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Shocked neighbours have tonight expressed their fear and concern after a man was stabbed in Ipswich.

Gritting teams in Suffolk have completed 100 runs. Picture: Simon Parker

Gritting teams in Suffolk have treated enough miles of road to travel around the world more than four times.

Suffolk Constabulary actually received 1,865 abandoned 999 calls in 2016 (stock image)

Suffolk Constabulary has apologised after it provided wildly incorrect data about how many abandoned 999 calls it has received.

Peter and Sylvia Stuart. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

Fingerprints taken from a man arrested on suspicion of murdering Weybread couple Peter and Sylvia Stuart were found on a car which had the couple’s DNA in it, it has been alleged.

Lola, a pet cat from Ipswich who has had her ears cut off. Picture: RSPCA

Police and the RSPCA are urging residents to come forward after a cat was found near her home with both ears cut.

Baroness Murphy of Aldgate

An East Anglian peer has warned advocates of a second European Union referendum that they are “playing with fire”.

Launch of Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend at Felixstowe - members of the team orgainsing the event gathered on the seafront after a meeting to look at the latest programme for the event being staged on June 24-25

A Suffolk seaside town is to hold a double celebration with a military theme this summer – a two-day spectacle of music, battle re-enactments, food and fireworks for all ages to enjoy.

Dean Stansby pictured with his former partner Haley Phair and their son Rocky, five. Picture: Brendan Taylor at Taylor Made Portraits

The heartbroken family of a father-of-five who was killed near Ipswich railway station have paid tribute to him.

Elvis Fair leaving Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: Archant

A Suffolk hairdressing salon owner gave hundreds of pounds to an alleged conman she met on a dating website after he offered to help her with her financial affairs, a court has heard.

Beacon House, in Ipswich, where the inquest took place.

A 21-year-old woman who collapsed at a mental health hospital in Suffolk died of natural causes, an inquest has ruled.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24